To Touch Or Not Touch???

In 2017 Dr Dwight Norwood (LicSw) wrote a blog about touch in therapy and posed the question was it ‘helpful or harmful’? He states: The creation of an artificial mind-body split in psychotherapy began around the 1970s with the advent of cognitive-based therapies which, I believe, helped contribute to the divorcing of our emotions from … [Read more…]

Sex and Couples in the (Social) Media

Dame Maggie Smith, our national treasure, announced, a few years ago, that, following the advice of her agent, she had recently taken up publishing blogs and membership of Facebook, Twitter and “God knows what else”. She was uncertain whether joining this “hideous freakshow, that calls itself the modern age” really profits anyone and I, for … [Read more…]

Coffee and Hedgehogs

For my first Blog ever, I would like to share two stories that I have found useful in difficult situations that I have encountered in therapy sessions from time to time. Those difficult times where I want move between acceptance and change, to elicit some movement, to get unstuck, where what I have been trying … [Read more…]

Blog from a journey about a journey.

Dear past present and future LDPRT students, and any other chance readers. I find myself sitting waiting on a runway, about to embark on another adventure, and minded to reflect on other trips. The journey to becoming a faculty member on the Diploma course has been a long and winding road. And well rewarded by … [Read more…]

Same Sex, Same Issues?

Things have never seemed better for same-sex couples*: marriage and civil partnerships, more same-sex couples becoming parents, increased representation in the media. These couples seem to be moving into the mainstream and assimilation continues apace… resistance is futile! As couple therapists we see this in the consulting room with same-sex couples bringing the same issues … [Read more…]