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Problem Clients

I’ve been thinking about problem clients recently, as it is something I get asked about quite often by fellow therapists, especially those just starting out.  “How do you deal with problem clients?” is a common question so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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In Defence of The Right Man

Following various feedback regarding my “Right Man Syndrome – Depressive Thinking Patterns” article, I thought I’d write the patterns from the Right Man’s perspective.  For this, we need to invoke the concept of “The Maybe Man.” In contrast to Right … Continue reading

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Catastrophisation

I first came across the term “catastrophisation” many years ago in a conversation with a clinical psychologist at Southampton General Hospital. I understood that it is a concept often explored in CBT client work. Basically, it is making mountains out … Continue reading

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419 Nigerian Scam

I’ve just spent a few minutes Googling on the words, “NLP career.”  It is interesting how many training companies are offering their services from the sales angle of `NLP as a new career.”  Nothing new of course, but the question … Continue reading

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Positive Influences

I’ve been asked a few times recently what have been the positive influences on my work and philosophy, and what things I recommend.  Here are some of those things, people, workshops and books, etc.  This list is in no particular … Continue reading

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Ranting again (Bastard Life Coaches).

I must be getting old, either that or I am just getting tired. I’ve seen it happen to relatives and their peers who take up political causes, rage at the television news debates, get angry at the behaviour of the … Continue reading

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Let’s take it offline

There seems to have been a new work ethic lurching about in recent years.  It looks something like this:  “If it seems difficult, or if it seems like hard work, then you are doing it wrong.”  The Law of Attraction … Continue reading

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Dowsing to death

Someone sent me this last week in response to my blog posts, I’ve edited it slightly to correct grammar and spelling: When my best friend told me that she had a mole on her back that was sore, itchy and … Continue reading

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Persona Non Grata

Theo trained back in 1988, he has more status than Bill who trained last year, because Theo was there back in the early days and has been in the game a lot longer than Bill. But Bill is more up … Continue reading

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Beliefs

I am continually amazed at how much healers, therapists, and personal development gurus attribute to beliefs.  It is as if they have found that the act of belief literally shapes the universe, and if your universe isn’t shaped right, then … Continue reading

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