Tag Archives: Psychotherapy

Snorting in the Sink

     “What the fuck are you doing?”, I recall demanding of him.  (Name) was facing away from me; bent over the bathroom sink and snorting a ton of cocaine.  I was absolutely gutted.  Watching someone relapse in front of you when you are thirteen years old is not an easy thing; particularly when you care about the person.  I’d

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Create a Coping Strategy

     Are you feeling stuck in a sense of anxiety or depression?  Often, people will feel both anxiety and depression concurrently.  One of the common features of feeling stuck, and unable to shift away from these emotions, is fear and panic.  We can be so focused on how horrible it is to feel these emotions, that we can lose

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A Career in Reinvention

“Reinvention has been the key to my career success.  Once in a while, I change direction.  I adapt and grow.  This has now become the key to my life as a person living with Parkinson’s and it is what enables me to survive with this devastating disease.” -Dean G. Parsons. 2019.        “I had always intended to make

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Mental Cut and Paste

An activity I use with clients who may have communication difficulties, is that of collage making.  Communication difficulties can happen for a very broad range of reasons.  For example, a person may have experienced a trauma and so may either be unable to, or may not want to, use words to communicate.  Sometimes, disability may be the reason that a

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This is a Life Changer

Oh boy, I’m melting!  Here in the East Anglia region of England, we’ve reached temperatures of just over  38 celcius in beautiful Cambridge.  It’s been a touch cooler where I live, on the Suffolk coast but, as I sit and reflect over recent weeks of summer, the heat has been building. From a business perspective, this glorious summer weather has

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Dream a Little Dream

A method of dream interpretation, that I use in the context of a therapy session, is to listen to the client recount their dream and to then do the following: To begin, inform the client that literally everything in the dream is a representation of a part of his/herself.  This means literally everything they see and experience. Inform the client

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Words Causing Chaos

” Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with.  This is why it is given a bad name.  It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” – Terence McKenna. In my work as a psychotherapist, I am also a Clinical Supervisor.  This is a role

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