Countertransference

I am very sensitive to other people, to how they react to me.  It’s like I have a 6th sense. I instinctively know what they think of me.  I think it’s like my superpower.  I pick up on things really … Read More

Wishful Thinking

Wishful thinking describes the formation of beliefs that are based on what we want to imagine happening rather than what is happening.  In wishful thinking, we overlook the evidence, the facts, and concentrate on what we wish for instead. Is it … Read More

Post Traumatic Growth

This post is a response to an article by Martin Seligman Building Resilience, which was originally published in the Harvard Business Review, April 2011. It seems ironic to me, that the testing ground of positive psychology became the US Army.  … Read More

Secure Base Model

The Secure Base model is intended to provide a positive framework within which therapeutic caregiving can be developed.  The aim is to help people move towards greater security and to build resilience. It was developed by Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek … Read More

Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is an integral part of working and developing as a psychotherapist or counsellor. Supervision is built around the task of understanding more about another person, in this case, a client or patient.  In clinical supervision, a representation of … Read More

Animus Possession

Literally speaking, animus possession describes a situation in which a woman may have become dominated by the masculine aspects of her personality. Instead of our gendered personality being balanced it becomes stuck. Animus possession refers to a state in which … Read More