When I was a child, my favourite place to be at this time of the year was sitting on the wall of the front garden in our suburban London street. The bricks stepped up to the gate posts so I could climb up quite high, and almost disappear among the lowest branches of a pink-flowering hawthorn tree which grew out of a gap in the pavement. It always felt like a special, half-hidden world - one in which I could try to make sense of whatever joys or unhappinesses were at the forefront of my mind at … [Read more...]
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All experts on how best to manage a website say that it's important to write a blog post at least once a month. It makes your site, and what you're using it for, look current, alive, up-to-the-minute, fresh, cared-for, vibrant ... I could go on. And I'm sure that all that is very true, and I would hate to think that my site looked stuck in some retro time-warp. Having said that, I will hold up my hands and confess that, since the end of last year when I last wrote a post, I've been rather … [Read more...]
It's New Year's Eve, and what a year 2015 has been. Well, for me anyway. I know a lot of therapists cultivate an air of enigmatic remoteness in their dealings with their clients and patients, but that has never worked for me. I try my best to get a balance between professional discretion, and honest disclosure. My work is done from a place of meaningful connection, which is based on the belief that if I am really to be of use to the people coming to me for help and support, I want them to … [Read more...]
We've just had the clocks go back, triggering the usual mixture of confusion, irritation, gloom (about it being all downhill until spring) and delight (about how lovely it is to get cosy of a dark evening). Whatever else can be said about this time, it's unlikely to be something neutral. The autumn generates strong feelings in most people. Every year I find myself in respect and admiration of the wisdom that the ancient Chinese had access to, and passed on down the generations. The autumn, … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on an extraordinary walking retreat in a remote and wild valley in northwestern Spain. It was interesting to note the differing responses of patients and clients when I told them about what I was planning to do. You see, the daily walks were to be done in complete SILENCE. I'd say that my client base divided roughly 50/50 into those who thought that was a weird, even alarming, and certainly bizarre thing to want to do ... and those whose response was … [Read more...]