Introduction to Counselling

Introduction to Counselling – what is counselling? Counselling is a conversation, in some ways an unusual conversation because the focus is on finding out about you and what has brought you? Introduction to Counselling – how does it work? Counselling … Read More

Low mood and psychotherapy

Symptoms of low mood include negative feelings apathy self-critical thinking low self-esteem relationship problems poor work performance poor physical health reduced sex drive loss of confidence feeling anxious Low mood and its symptoms can be cyclical.  Everything can be ok … Read More

Complex PTSD Symptoms

Complex PTSD Symptoms Trauma and complex PTSD can be difficult to diagnose.  The symptoms can develop over many years and during that time it is not uncommon to be given an incorrect diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder.  This means … Read More

Porn addiction and psychotherapy

Signs of porn addiction: porn is being used to mask painful feelings the use of porn is becoming unmanageable porn is having a negative impact on your life  Symptoms of porn addiction: problems forming lasting social and intimate romantic relationships … Read More

Internal Working Model

What do we mean by an internal working model? In this blog I write about psychoanalysis and psychodynamic counselling and why it is such a useful therapeutic model.  Here I am looking in particular at John Bowlby’s (1907-90) internal working … Read More