Person Centred Values

Person centred values put the values of the individual client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship.  The client’s privacy and confidentiality are key to how work develops.  Fundamental to this approach is the recognition that the client, their needs … Read More

Cocaine Comedown

The term ‘cocaine comedown’ covers a range of possibilities Cocaine use tends to start at parties and social events. Cocaine is probably the number two recreational drug after cannabis.  For some people it stays like that, for others cocaine takes over … Read More

Alastair Campbell’s Jam Jar

I thought Alastair Campbell’s contribution to the current films on mental health (BBC2 Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me) was rather interesting.  The impression is of someone who has lived for most of his life battling with depression.  Where did the … Read More

How Psychotherapy Works

There is a lot of confusion about what psychotherapy is and how it works. There are so many competing different models and ideas about how to improve and change your life. A lot of these ideas focus upon changes which … Read More

Fear Of Commitment

Does a fear of commitment hold you back? Commitment issues often stem back to our early experiences of family relationships.    The way we were attached and cared for in our original family units tends to become the basis of … Read More

In The Face Of Adversity

It’s not your fault and it isn’t personal – setbacks and adversity are just an ordinary part of what happens to us while we are trying to pursue our goals, dreams and ambitions. In the face of adversity you have … Read More

Peter Pan Syndrome

We all have to find a way to grow up.  People who have Peter Pan syndrome haven’t worked out how to.  Something in the process of the development of their personality and psychology has stalled or hasn’t been triggered, and … Read More

Relationship Anxiety

What causes relationship anxiety? We are learning about relationships from the start of our lives.  From the very beginning, as babies we look to bond with our mothers.  We develop our future relationships based on these early experiences of bonding … Read More