Tag: psychotherapy

Compulsory Counselling Before Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Couple holding hands

I come from a family which was broken in many ways. My parents had a turbulent relationship and separated, and there were many undercurrents of fear and anger in their relationship which were not openly discussed and dealt with properly. Ever since I attended… Continue Reading “Compulsory Counselling Before Marriage and Civil Partnerships”

‘The Courage to be Disliked’ by Kishimi and Koga (book review)

A black and white photo of Alfred Adler

My mental health journey, which has involved several spells in psychiatric hospital and a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, has left me very interested in the field of psychology. I have tried many different approaches to counselling, including group and individual cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic… Continue Reading “‘The Courage to be Disliked’ by Kishimi and Koga (book review)”

The Language of Silence

Two empty benches

I believe that in our interactions with others, we often don’t value the power, and necessity, of silence. In my youth, and even in young adulthood, I was terrified of silence. Refusing to allow silence in my interactions with others meant that I would… Continue Reading “The Language of Silence”

Is Meditation Good For You?

A woman sat by a lake in a meditative position

Meditation has been a huge part of my spiritual journey. I have been on various meditation retreats and spent long periods practising mindfulness (even before it was cool!) and focusing on what is often referred to as ‘living in the now’. But is any… Continue Reading “Is Meditation Good For You?”

Counselling and Faith

A man crouched down on a mountain top overlooking a bed of clouds

As many of you know I have been through a rather “turbulent” mental health journey over the last decade. I’m actually doing pretty well at the moment and next month will mark three and half years since I was last in hospital. This has… Continue Reading “Counselling and Faith”