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February 24, 2019

Thomas and Mary by Tim Parks is a tragicomedy about a couple who got together as students but after thirty years, two children, and a dog, their marriage is falling apart. The symbolism is writ largely from the first chapter when Thomas loses his wedding ring on the be...

November 27, 2018

When I first encountered Carl Rogers’ seminal work as an undergraduate, I didn’t fully understand what “becoming a person” meant. If counselling created a person, who or what would she have been before? Forty years on, there’s a nod to the founding father of humanistic...

September 21, 2018

In fiction, the role of confidante is a useful device for articulating the protagonist’s deepest hopes and fears. A fictionalised therapy would be an obvious way of exploring this, but not all writers have the skill or confidence to recreate a session on the page.

July 5, 2018

In this article we’ll also meet a fictionalised version of his daughter Anna Freud and his colleague and collaborator Josef Breuer, as well as the famous psychoanalytic “cases” Little Hans, Daniel Paul Schreber and Anna O. Finally, we’ll drop in on a fictionalised WHR...