Category Counselling

A Damaging State Monopoly: Criticisms & Struggles Against The Restrictions of Traditional CBT Model in the NHS, NICE & IAPT

There is something deeply concerning about the state monopoly over mental health counseling and psychotherapy.  The bias towards the medicalization, seeking those who have medical backgrounds for training is beginning to limit and impact the profession and choice for consumers and people seeking help in their lives.  The incredible CBT bias in the NHS through […]

Gastric Hypno Band Virtual Con. Mass Marketing Scam That Lacks Integrity & Evidence

Today I spoke to a client had a really negative experience of this very popular and marketed form of gastric band hypnosis.  This is not the first time that this has happened. In my friendship circles, friends told me of colleagues negative experiences who felt ripped off by this procedure and I’ve met some of these […]

The Importance of Self-Compassion

   Paul Klee, The Twittering Machine When a client comes for any sort of counseling or psychotherapy, I often discover how difficult people are upon themselves.  In a society that emphasizes achievement, status, almost a drive to an emotional utopia, often the reality is that people become very self-critical and worry about many of the […]