What has quantum theory got to do with therapy?

Memories can be distressing. Many clients tell me about how they are troubled by events and memories from their past. Although those memories come from experiences that happened in the past and are over. Those memories can still have an impact later down the line. Distressing memories can cast a long shadow over the present … Read more

Breaking up is hard to do

In providing couple therapy, it’s a big dilemma for me to reconcile two principles I hold: to uphold client autonomy if one person in a couple wants to separate. to hold out further support to heal any fractures in their relationship. Often, couples show up to relationship therapy when the situation has worsened to quite … Read more

Presence, power, patience

When talking about my therapy work recently, a colleague’s comment was along the lines that horses have such “presence, power, and patience” to be great therapists for humans. That phrase from the videographer called Bryn stayed with me. I made a note of it so I could reflect and write more about this idea. Horses … Read more

The starfish story. How I view my work.

A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. ¬†Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. ¬†“Why are you throwing starfish into the … Read more

My response to COVID measures

As lockdown eases and we remain vigilant, my view is that there is a balance to be struck between providing support for my clients’ mental health, while remaining vigilant about COVID infection control. It seems like COVID will be around for some time, possibly increasing in prevalence during the Autumn/Winter of 2020. That said, I … Read more