Autonomy, change and imagination in a brave new world

In this blog post, trainee counselling psychologist Anastasios Argyropoulos reflects on Paul Verhaeghe’s article ‘Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us’.   In one of his articles in the Guardian, Paul Verhaeghe shared views that are eloquently elaborated in his book What about Me? The Struggle for Identity in a Market-based Society. He invited usContinue reading “Autonomy, change and imagination in a brave new world”

Taking collaboration to a deeper level: A counselling psychology stance to psychological… — Medium

In her own blog post, counselling psychologist trainer Edith Steffen gives her thoughts on formulation and pluralism in counselling psychology. Source: Taking collaboration to a deeper level: A counselling psychology stance to psychological… — Medium

Call for participants – trainee and qualified therapists

Teresa Lawless is undertaking a Masters in Psychotherapy in Dublin Business School, Ireland, and would like your help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert: I am doing a quantitative research thesis looking at changes in Emotional Intelligence which may occur during and post Psychotherapy and Counselling training . I am working under theContinue reading “Call for participants – trainee and qualified therapists”

Chemical imbalance myth takes a big public fall (no, antidepressants do NOT correct an imbalance of serotonin, nor do other psychiatric drugs correct anything at all)

Updated with some new links and quotations on Dec, 2014 Beyond Meds and anyone who’s actually paid attention to the science for the last many years has known that the serotonin myth about depression and how antidepressants work has no evidence to back it up whatsoever. So when it all came out in an NPR…

Letting go of ‘letting go’

I was reading a book on the train this morning about Kleinian psychotherapy*. The book contains case studies by various Kleinian psychotherapists and in this particular case I was reading, one therapist wrote that her patient’s way of being ‘was not something he was about to give up’.   I frequently come across terms likeContinue reading “Letting go of ‘letting go’”

A counselling psychology blog…

Hello, counselling psychologists and would-be CoPs! We know how hard it is to find interesting content relevant to the profession.  Plenty of you follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds, but we wanted a space where it was possible to write more and comment more. We’re particularly hoping that the clinical supervisors with listings in our directory will share some of theirContinue reading “A counselling psychology blog…”