Starting counselling, for many of us, is a freaky enough proposition: why add to the stress by keeping the counselling process secret? Writing about counselling and its myriad facets is at the heart of my articles, fuelled by a drive to make information about counselling transparent and accessible. I write about other things psychology-related too, to mix things up.
An in-depth look at the relatively uncommon problem of client exploitation by therapists. Next steps for accessing help are also discussed.
I revisit this topic 12 years later and in the process learn that teaching others how to find a therapist and finding one myself are two very different experiences.
Counsellors have their own life issues: it’s part of being human. What does this mean for counselling clients?
Reasons for counsellor absences with some possible benefits for clients too.
Why counsellors get into the profession, including the qualities that can help them be of service to clients.
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When your therapist suggests that your counselling end: why this can happen and what to do next.
A social worker is surprised to find herself ‘suddenly’ mid-career.
Is wondering about your counsellor’s life outside the therapy office just a question of curiosity? At the heart of this question are some deeper ones.
When you help people for a living, it can be difficult to ask for help.