Category Archives: Article Reviews

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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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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