Not-Eating-Campaigns

Terms like anorexic are problematic for me.  The term itself is not particularly descriptive of the individual’s experience and seems to give the problem the permission to be there – “If I am an anorexic, then I can behave like one”.  I prefer to consider clients who are involved in not-eating rituals as supporting a…

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The Language of Psychology

I have come to understand that our thinking is influenced (often in ways that we don’t recognise) by certain “cultures of understanding”.  One of these “cultures of understanding” is psychology itself.  In my conversations with people about their problems, I have begun to witness how ‘psychology’ seems to have influenced us into thinking that if…

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What is “Therapy”

What is Therapy? Anyone who believes that they have a definitive answer to this question is most probably lying.  I am sure that I am not the first person to say that therapy comes in as many forms as there are therapists.  Therapy, for me, is about having conversations that are aimed at understanding the influence…

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