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‘People (often) don’t need help. They need love. Acceptance’ Monica Cassani

https://beyondmeds.com/2017/06/10/people-dont-need-help/ Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s superb resource site: http://www.beyondmeds.com This post describes person-centred in a nutshell, and is what we seek to offer at this service: holding loving space for a person as they explore … Continue reading

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Person-centred basics: expertise of the person-centred counsellor – Dave Mearns & Brian Thorne

The fourth in our occasional series of person-centred fundamentals. ‘The person-centred counsellor must learn to wear her expertise as an invisible garment in order to be an effective counsellor. Experts are expected to dispense their expertise, to recommend what should … Continue reading

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Ron Unger – Radical uncertainty: a healing stance for all

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/07/19/radical-uncertainty/ Gratitude to Ron and to http://www.beyondmeds.com for this interesting post. The psychiatric paradigm defines (and invites us to define) our distress or disturbance as ‘illness’ in need of ‘treatment’. Ron argues this thereby precludes the most effective healing agent … Continue reading

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The Drugs Don’t Work, and Bipolar Disorder is the Proof – Chrys Muirhead

http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/08/the-drugs-dont-work-and-bipolar-disorder-is-the-proof/ Interesting personal perspective from Chrys Muirhead on Mad in America. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Yalom on Diagnostic Labels

‘The standard diagnostic formulation tells the therapist nothing about the unique person he or she is encountering; and there is substantial evidence that diagnostic labels impede or distort listening.’ Irvin Yalom: Existential Psychotherapy Yes, Yalom’s comment is daily evidenced in … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on the term ‘client’

‘Client-Centered Therapy DR: In respect to client-centered therapy, I thought I would start with a series of questions on the terminology you devised for your theories. When did you decide to use the term client, rather than patient? CR: I … Continue reading

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The Real Reason we Dig ourselves into Holes – Fae Leslie

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/11/the-real-reason-we-dig-ourselves-into-holes/ Click on the link for this profound and hopeful post in Elephant Journal by Fae Leslie, about the pit, what trauma was for her, and about not feeling safe in her body. One of the things we often find … Continue reading

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