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The Counsellors Cafe

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2018

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December 23, 2018

This book is about human nature and the assumptions and prepositions that we all make, both in our day to day actions and beliefs in life. The characters are vivid and imposing, and their personalities are strong and forceful. But the book makes you question what is re...

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...

May 19, 2018

While there is a degree of overlap in the business of psychotherapy and fiction, their overall goals don’t completely align. In therapy, tension might be considered a side-effect of the healing process; in fiction, it’s what keeps us turning the page.

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