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  • What Writers and Therapists Have in Common

    Approach/issue: Personal development
    Rekindling Our Moral Imagination and Courage.

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  • Esther Perel’s Growing Cultural Presence

    Approach/issue: Culture and Psychoanalysis
    The following piece is excerpted from a longer feature article from the September/October 2017 issue.

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  • What's It Take to Beat Anxiety?

    Approach/issue: Depression
    Optimizing Health, Mindful Awareness, and More.

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  • Recovering from Depression with a New Perspective

    Approach/issue: Depression
    A Therapist Shares the Story of His Battle with Chronic Pain.

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  • ‘Metaphors from the Edge of Chaos’, an interview with Allan Frater

    Approach/issue: Integrative
    Allan Frater is one of the trainers at the Psychosynthesis Trust, with a particular interest in imagination and ecopsychology. Over the past couple of years, he has been running a series of workshops for therapists, counsellors and coaches that have developed a theme he calls, ‘wild imagination’. The interview caught up with Allan as he prepared for his forthcoming workshop, ‘Metaphors from the Edge of Chaos’, which runs at the Trust May 12th and 13th.

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  • Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy - The principles of Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Couple Therapy

    Approach/issue: Psychodynamic
    I recently met with Suzanna and Madeleine to discuss their Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy course to find out more about their approach and who this training might be most relevant for.

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  • Psychotherapy Counsellor Q&A - David Smith

    Approach/issue: Counselling

    David Smith trained with Tavistock Relationships and has been working as a psychotherapy counsellor for over five years.

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  • Interview with Robin Shohet

    Approach/issue: Counselling

    I recently attended an event billed as a ‘talk’ by Robin Shohet, on the theme of Spirituality in Supervision at Gloucestershire Counselling Service  in Stroud. The event quickly developed into more of an experience of spirituality in supervision rather than a downloading of Robin’s thoughts on the subject.   He set about clarifying the term spirituality as, ‘not something abstract and ethereal to make you feel better, but as that which allows us to be truly present and real, uncluttered by left- brain concerns.’  Refreshingly real and challenging, Robin gave those attending an experience of confronting their own self-protective fears in a playful yet direct way. I asked Robin afterwards to talk further about his approach to his supervision training work.

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  • When is psychosexual therapy the most appropriate referral pathway for a couple?

    Approach/issue: Psychoanalysis

    A question that is often put to me as one of the trainers for our MA in Couple and Individual Psychotherapy and the Psychosexual MSC is ‘when is psychosexual therapy the most appropriate referral pathway for a couple?’ This is a question that our clients also ask me in my role as an assessor for Tavistock Relationships. Many couples that come to Tavistock Relationships present with sexual issues along with other issues; this makes sense. If a couple are struggling emotionally than it is likely that the physical relationship is also suffering. How do we therefore distinguish between the couples who go down the psychosexual pathway and those who into the psychodynamic or psychoanalytic model of working? And how do our clients know what is suitable?

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  • Ethics. What Has Love Got To Do With It?

    Approach/issue: Psychoanalysis

    The subject for this talk came in part from a book called Loveability by Robert Holden. He was talking about conscience and how religion has postulated that humans need conscience and that guilt is our conscience. Holden writes “Guilt is not your real conscience; love is your real conscience.”

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