Call for participants – qualified counselling psychologists

Lai Tang is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton. She would like to invite counselling psychologists with a minimum of 1-year experience post qualification to help with her research: AN EXPLORATION OF SOCIAL CLASS WITHIN THE THERAPEUTIC DYAD  Social class can be viewed as a psychological construct: how people experienceContinue reading “Call for participants – qualified counselling psychologists”

Bending the rules: the secrets I rarely confess

or Ruling the bends: authorising ourselves to practice In this post, guest writer Emily Brookes, and Dr Russel Ayling discuss Emily’s experience of ‘bending the rules’, and Russel’s re-thinking of this idea: understanding our bentness, perhaps, or rather, ‘ruling our bends’.  The more I have talked to my psychology friends the more I have comeContinue reading “Bending the rules: the secrets I rarely confess”

Branding counselling psychologists!

Medics often brand themselves as illness specialists: we suffer because we’re ill; a bit of us is broken, we’ll fix that by cutting something off or adding a pill; if you’re lucky, you’ll be cured. I polarise, of course, and many medics such as Joanna Moncrieff and David Zigmond (see his blog post in theContinue reading “Branding counselling psychologists!”

Inspiration, Innovation and Impact – the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Conference, 2014

Originally posted on Dr Sue Whitcombe:
London, 10th July – the eve of my second Division of Counselling Psychology conference – my first as Dr Sue Whitcombe, no longer a trainee.  The pre-conference hype promised much.  A veritable feast of renowned keynote speakers, an enticing menu of topical research and some tasty workshops. The buzz…