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Welcome to my blog. Here you will find various news posts including article reviews, theories and general practice.

Quelques considérations sur les impacts psychologiques de la crise du Brexit

Le 23 juin, une majorité de l’électorat britannique s’est prononcée en faveur d’un retrait du Royaume-Uni de l’Union Européenne. Au delà des conséquences politiques et économiques immédiates et à long terme, les individus eux-mêmes sont touchés profondément par cet événement sans précédent. Ce court article, à l’usage des pscyhothérapeutes et des personnes intéressées par le … Continue reading Quelques considérations sur les impacts psychologiques de la crise du Brexit

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Understanding and working with the psychology of risk in the financial sector

From driving on the streets of London, speaking one’s mind in a challenging situation, to taking a position in the market, taking risks is part of everyday life. Becoming aware of what motivates our positions towards risks in our professional and private spheres enables us to act with greater consideration for ourselves and others, and, in time, to show true … Continue reading Understanding and working with the psychology of risk in the financial sector

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In Brief: what happens during the initial consultation?

People who come to see me for the first time often tell me: “I’ve never done this, what happens now?”. The workings of psychotherapy appear indeed to be shrouded in mystery, which is why I’d like to list a few useful bearings for people who are considering psychotherapy or counselling and haven’t carried out extensive research. … Continue reading In Brief: what happens during the initial consultation?

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Series: “what does a psychotherapy session look like?”

1- The initial consultation Abstract: People considering psychotherapy and researching the topic and looking online for practitioners are not readily presented with material that will give them a concrete idea of what goes in a session. This is partly a result of the fact that each course of therapy is unique to the individual, and it … Continue reading Series: “what does a psychotherapy session look like?”

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Psychotherapy on Skype

Psychotherapy and Counselling on skype

I offer psychotherapy and counselling consultations on Skype. Some of the people who see me regularly sometimes use Skype to ensure that, wherever they may be in the world, they  can keep to regular appointments. Skype offers a greater depth of communication than the phone, because it is possible to convey a greater array of non-verbal cues … Continue reading Psychotherapy on Skype

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Article review – Peter Fonagy on psychotherapy in the NHS

Article review – Peter Fonagy on psychotherapy in the NHS I am reading Martin Pollecoff”s interview of Peter Fonagy in the Psychotherapist, the magazine of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, of which I am a member, and find myself resonating with Pollecoff’s concern that “in IAPT (increasing access to psychological Therapies) you have people who … Continue reading Article review – Peter Fonagy on psychotherapy in the NHS

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Integrative psychotherapy and coaching – how do the two mix?

Integrative psychotherapy and coaching – how do the two mix? As published in the Autumn edition of the Newsletter for the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) Coaching interventions in psychotherapy: challenges to the transferential relationship As I was looking for inspiration to write this short piece about how we can draw upon our coaching … Continue reading Integrative psychotherapy and coaching – how do the two mix?

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Four elemental questions for therapeutic psychology: a personal view

In this article, David Zigmond, who is a GP, Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, gives us four fundamental questions to ponder when we see patients for psychotherapy. Zigmond is concerned that the medical model, prevalent in the NHS, does not equip us with the mindset that is necessary for an authentic encounter. He proposes four fundamental questions … Continue reading Four elemental questions for therapeutic psychology: a personal view

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Nature versus nurture – more grist to the mill

This recent article by the Guardian, “Why do identical twins end up leading such different lives?” adds yet more weight to the argument that even though our genes may predispose us to certain traits, and therefore give us strengths and vulnerabilities, our epigenetic makeup, i.e., the pattern by which certain genes are expressed or not through of our interactions with the world, will make a huge contribution to the building of our personality.

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In a few words: depression combined with anxiety

Depression with Anxiety: a common problem Very often, psychotherapists in London and elsewhere will mention under the same breath that they help people with “anxiety and depression”, almost as if it were one and the same thing. This is probably because, according to the ONS, there are almost three times more people who suffer from both depression and … Continue reading In a few words: depression combined with anxiety

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