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Brexit and My Psychotherapy Practice

⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Re my therapy services). With regret, I will not be taking on any new client referrals at this time or for the foreseeable future, until the implications of Brexit have been clarified. As most of you know, I have Parkinson’s Disease. My medication manages the symptoms well and so I manage to work as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor

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Creating the Writer

    It finally came to me, as I have been at my desk and reflecting on how to take forward aspects of my writing career.  For quite some time, I have been trying to form the ‘pen name’ or ‘pseudonym’ that I will be using for some of my written work.  I had already worked out the first name

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The Writing’s on the Wall

    As the end of August approaches, I decided that I needed to invest in a wall planner.  The academic year wall planners are available now and what better time for me to start to chart my literary activities.  I believe that I will manage these better if I can see them on the wall chart, rather than leafing

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A Writer’s Brand

    As I sit at my desk, drinking coffee, I am reflecting over a rather busy day, yesterday.  I have increasingly noticed that, certainly since publishing my latest book, my online presence still needs ‘fine tuning’.  For a writer, it becomes increasingly important to create a brand identity.  Mine is my name but, where I would usually just list

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Win a Prize

**This competition is now closed. ** Are you aware that I have a Facebook page themed on the subject of writing and books?  This weekend, I have started a competition, at my Facebook page.  The prize is a signed copy of my latest paperback book. You will find my Facebook page at: Dean’s Writer Facebook Page  If you are on

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Fun in the Sun

    This evening, I’m reflecting on a day of very hot weather and how, after having run my clinic this morning, I came home and had to accept that it was just too hot to write.  That was annoying, for I like to keep writing, but sometimes you just have to accept that it is just too uncomfortable to be

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Backstage Irony

    Recently, a radio show host from within the Parkinson’s community invited me to take up a regular weekly slot on his radio show. I was touched that he would ask me to write and present for a segment of his show.  He has a charming personality as a radio presenter and his music playlist is right up my

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