Tag Archives: counselling ethics

‘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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Dave Mearns on the counsellor’s practice of self-care

Our view at this service is that by far the most important attribute of any therapist (and what we look for when therapists seek to volunteer here) is a strong, consistent commitment to their own self-care, awareness and personal growth. We take … 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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The Law Concerning Mermaids – Kei Miller

This is a mesmerizing reading by Kei of his wonderful poem…. The writer had not heard of him before today, then did hear about him, and found this randomly on You Tube. This poem feels oddly pertinent to the ongoing … Continue reading

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Palace Gate Counselling Service – Independent Listener

This post introduces a new role: our independent listener. This is a new external resource for our therapists. The Context We structure this service to provide plenty of support to our therapists, in what can be an isolating profession. At … Continue reading

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Therapist feedback on working for Palace Gate Counselling Service

In June, we published a new page on this blog giving examples of client feedback we have received recently:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/client-feedback/ In the next couple of days, we will publish a companion page of feedback from our therapists, past and present, … 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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