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Robert MacFarlane on reading the surface

We too felt this was a profound passage and metaphor. Here’s the book link, to Robert’s wonderful book:- Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994 Advertisements

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Bringing yourself to the room as therapist

It is vitally important the therapist authentically brings their wholeness of being to the room – and not a presentation: a sanitised, tidied, diluted ‘professional’ version of themselves. We need to risk being ourselves, because that then invites the client … Continue reading

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Person-centred Basics: Janet Tolan on Subtle Contact

The fifth in our occasional series of person-centred fundamentals. “There is a further way in which we make contact with each other. There seems to be no term for it in Western psychological thought, and so I will call it … Continue reading

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Person-Centred Basics – Janet Tolan on Listening to the whole person

This is is the first of an occasional series we are launching, refreshing some basics of person-centred theory. We are beginning with Janet Tolan, on the importance of affording the core conditions to self-structure. ‘Listening to the whole person One … Continue reading

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Mia Leijssen on Working with the Inner Critic

Interesting excerpt from Mia’s essay on Focusing, in this excellent book edited by Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers. Mia looks at working with someone who experiences interruptions from the ‘bad parent’/superego voice. She follows this with a brief illustrative case … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on dangerous labels, and becoming a therapist

“What? ‘Borderline patients play games’? That what you said? Ernest, you’ll never be a real therapist if you think like that. That’s exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. There are borderlines and there … Continue reading

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