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Max Clifford, Me and #MeToo

The exposure of Harvey Weinstein may well be looked back on as a watershed moment. Sexual harassment has long been illegal in the work place, but only now is it becoming unacceptable. Women put up with it as part of … Continue reading

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Is Affordable Counselling Cutting Psychotherapy’s Throat?

Psychotherapy is a profession in crisis. If you work in the NHS, you will know this already. Despite Government commitments to do more, therapy posts have been cut and health care providers are paying less and using more volunteers. If you … Continue reading

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Counselling Organisation Carries On Despite Serious Misconduct Findings – another reason we need tougher UK regulation

It is hard to imagine any profession allowing a member found guilty of serious professional misconduct to just carry on working. Yet this is just what happens under the current regulatory regime for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Counsellor … Continue reading

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Opponents of Same Sex Marriage Look Out of Touch

As same sex marriages became legal in England and Wales this weekend, it is worth celebrating not only the progressive merit of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, but also the fact that the opposition to the legislation has … Continue reading

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Intimate Terrorism – What Saatchi vs Lawson tells us about “Normal Marital Sadism”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else”, said the Buddha, “you are the one who gets burned.” It’s a truth that Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson might reflect … Continue reading

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Anything Goes. But Keep it In Your Head. Review of “Phone Whore” by Cameryn Moore

Fantasy is an essential component of human sexual desire. That much was recognised by the early pioneers of psychotherapy. However, for much of the twentieth century it was our sexual behaviour rather than our sexual imaginations that occupied the attention … Continue reading

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