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    2020年6月4日
    The most common way therapists pathologize is to categorise symptoms, feelings and behaviours in order to offer an appropriate treatment. Diagnosis in the UK Typically in the UK, only medical doctors and clinical psychologists are qualified to provide formal diagnosis (this obviously includes...
    Transactional Analysis (TA) is an approach to psychotherapy, initiated with the work of the Canadian psychiatrist Eric Berne (1910-1970). Since his death, this approach evolved and incorporated new theories and concepts. Berne was an innovator and a divulgator, he believed his theories should be...
    2020年5月22日
    Knowing in itself is not enough, it is essential to pass the knowledge on. For me, this became more apparent with time. After the end of my psychotherapy training and a lot of reflective writing, I became more aware of the skills and knowledge I accumulated during the years. I was privileged to...
    Reflective writing serves the purpose of increasing self-awareness and self-knowledge so its is by definition subjective. This is different from simple journaling. Reflective writing is about exploring concepts and thoughts. In this context, there is no such thing as ‘the truth’, there’s always a...
    2020年5月19日
    A common misconception about philosophy is that the discipline is out of touch with ordinary life. Even if philosophical debates seem pedantic and abstract, philosophy addresses questions that are important for our everyday life. We all ask ourselves questions like: why do we need to respect...
    2020年5月15日
    Emotions have a central role in therapy because often what we say and do is a result of what we feel. Emotions are not just psychological experiences, they are a reminder of what is important to us. Emotions are ‘the evidence of our resonance with the world, with others and with the principles we...
    Sooner or later in life, we are all faced with the realization of our mortality and the meaning of our existence. Because the task of thinking about meaning can be daunting and scary, it is important that we do so in a constructive way. This thought can be anxiety provoking as it introduces us to...
    In the current therapeutic climate, CBT has become a very popular approach. This is mainly due to the emphasis the NHS placed on ‘results’, whatever that means. The IAPT system (which is the NHS based therapy), is entirely based on CBT. This is not just unfair to other approaches, but reduces the...
    Existential therapy is concerned with our existence as humans, however we want to understand that existence. This approach was developed by philosophers, therapists and psychiatrists and can be used to work therapeutically with any presentations. In therapeutic terms we can also refer to this...
      La psicoterapia ha a che fare con l’essere presenti. Con questo si intendono diverse cose, a seconda delle persone e del terapeuta. Questa pagina spiega la mia opinione al riguardo. Si tratta di essere presente a pieno, in relazione a un altro essere umano. Tuttavia, questo tipo di connessione ...
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