CTUK gets some answers from the BACP: Question 3

The CTUK community sent a series of questions to the BACP (and I believe also the UKCP, BPC etc) to get some clarity on the issues that will impact on us. On 15th December they published the answers that they received from the BACP. I’m very surprised that they heard something back before Christmas! Their published answers have not been analysed by CTUK, so I thought I’d look at the issues and highlight some of the key parts that I picked up.

CTUK gets some answers from the BACP: Question 2

The CTUK community sent a series of questions to the BACP (and I believe also the UKCP, BPC etc) to get some clarity on the issues that will impact on us. On 15th December they published the answers that they received from the BACP. I’m very surprised that they heard something back before Christmas! Their published answers have not been analysed by CTUK, so I thought I’d look at the issues and highlight some of the key parts that I picked up.

CTUK gets some answers from the BACP: Question 1

The CTUK community sent a series of questions to the BACP (and I believe also the UKCP, BPC etc) to get some clarity on the issues that will impact on us. On 15th December they published the answers that they received from the BACP. I’m very surprised that they heard something back before Christmas! Their published answers have not been analysed by CTUK, so I thought I’d look at the issues and highlight some of the key parts that I picked up.

Open Letter to Liz Truss

As a trainee counsellor/psychotherapist I often get asked what politics has to do with therapy. It saddens me as there is often a suggestion that to be a therapist I need to leave my personal ethics at the door – and yet, we all abide by an ethical framework. My personal ethics are coloured by my political view in life. I see and experience injustices, and they cannot be ignored.

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. I suppose it’s natural for me to want to put out a post about it – I’m a trainee therapist with lived experiences of mental illness. I don’t think that mental health is something we should only speak about on one day of the year, but I do thinkContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

BACP and the Misguided Therapy Today

In August, the Psychologist (which is the British Psychological Societies member magazine) published a misguided open letter by Dr Kirsty Miller. Her article created a twitterstorm (and comments on their website showed equal amounts of shock and dismay). I managed to engage with Dr Miller somewhat about the article and her views. The Psychologist proactively responded to many of the comments, the editor took responsibility, listened and then removed the article in question. They have actively continued to engage with their readership and the general public on the topic.

Suicide and Suicidal Ideation

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day – an internationally recognised day to prevent suicide. I don’t like days like this, because it suggests that we should only focus on it for one day – but nonetheless, it is important to do so. I have personal experience with suicide and suicidal ideation. I will only discuss my own story in this post, out of respect of the survivors that I know and their right to privacy.

D&D, LARP and RPGs

Have you ever wanted to escape from the world? Ever found yourself fantasizing “what if”? Ever wondered what it’s like not to suppress certain characteristics or qualities? Table Top and Live Action Role Play are just some ways that we can achieve that.