And what about you?

Disclosure That’s what the jargon is for your therapist telling the client something about their own lives. According to which model you practice it can range from never – ever tell the client about yourself, your family, your opinion, anything that would get in the way of therapy. The classical psychoanalysis model wants the practitioner […] Read more »

Update Busy-ness

I have been busy – no that is not an excuse it is the truth I have been busy with life and working and … and … The result is that I had not updated my website for some time I now have I have removed the contact form (email) as it was being abused […] Read more »

Information sharing and confidentiality when working with children

Within agency working I have found that the information shared is often different to the therapeutic concept of confidentiality. It is expected that when working within an agency that other colleagues know the identity of my clients. This would not happen within my private practice. Confidentiality is explained in child friendly language to the child […] Read more »

Psychotherapeutic Communication, Relationship and Process when working with children and adolescents

In Gestalt therapy, language and the spoken word are very important and great value is placed upon it. The semantics and linguistics are valuable tools, which are used frequently. Using language efficiently and with curiosity gains a greater understanding of the child’s inner working model. I always ensure that I use appropriate language in relation […] Read more »

Reading and Writing

In preparation for the up and coming 2 year Diploma in Psychotherapy for working with Children and Young People, conversion course for experienced adult psychotherapists and the 4 year Diploma in Psychotherapy for working with Children and Young People, for people who wish to have a career working with children and adults I have been […] Read more »

Diploma in Children and Young People Psychotherapy

Well it has been a very busy and exciting few months. I have been asked to facilitate a brand new venture at The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, in proving a Diploma in Children and Young People Psychotherapy. There will be two different diplomas, one for existing adult psychotherapists who are registered and accredited with the […] Read more »

UKCP Children and Adolescent Psychotherapist Qualification

As a psychotherapist my registering and accrediting body is the UKCP and in January 2012 they launched a new specialist register for psychotherapists that work with children and adolescents. Whilst many practitioners, such as myself have qualifications and many years of experience to work with these client groups, it is the first time that there […] Read more »

Edinburgh Child and Young People’s Conference

I had the pleasure in attending The Children and Young People’s Conference in Edinburgh on the 26th January 2013. It was a heart warming experience when I arrived. Prior to that I had a horrendous journey – it included me having to dig my car out…as I live on the Pennines, when we get snow […] Read more »

Contact Form and sincere apologies

STOP PRESS Interview Sunday 9th December 2012 7pm Hello everyone I hope you are well – I am well and I am concerned as I have found out today that a link was ‘broken’ (….all of this was out of my awareness) on my contact form (on the final page of my web site). This […] Read more »

Working with Anxiety Conference

Hello All Today I had the pleasure (and the pain of travelling) to Edinburgh to take part in Onlinevent’s conference, ‘Working with Anxiety’. It was a pleasure, as Edinburgh is a wonderful city, steeped in history contrasting with it’s air of vibrancy and life in the 21st century. The pain was driving for an hour […] Read more »