Things are moving very quickly in the UK right now. So quickly that it can feel impossible to keep up with the news, impossible to know what you should be doing. The government has made recommendations that we should all be practicing 'social distancing', and yet the streets and pubs are still filled with people.… Continue reading Therapy in a time of pandemic
New premises for the new year!
New therapy room for counselling at 30 Grand Parade Brighton
Compassion ‘satisfaction’ and compassion ‘fatigue’ – are they inextricably entwined?
Most people who work in a discipline that involves a lot of empathic contact have probably heard the words 'compassion fatigue' by now. In counselling it can be used to describe behaviours and feelings of therapists that include being overwhelmed by clients' suffering, unable or unwilling to empathise with that suffering, and avoiding/minimising/reacting negatively to… Continue reading Compassion ‘satisfaction’ and compassion ‘fatigue’ – are they inextricably entwined?
Surviving the summer holidays at home
For many people, being back at home with family for the whole summer can feel daunting. After all that time at university you've done a lot, coped with a lot, and changed as a person. Here are six things that can help you survive returning home to your family for the summer.
The influence of architecture on the therapy space
A good friend sent me a link to a recently published paper on the Psychiatric Times website - Strategies to Facilitate a Positive Therapeutic Encounter - which I have really enjoyed and definitely provoked some thoughts. Head over and have a look, it's open access. The article outlines all the ways that the physical space… Continue reading The influence of architecture on the therapy space