Relationships

This is a time of year when relationships can get strained. It can happen for a variety of reasons. It may be that we are thrust together as a family with the pressure that we ‘should’ be happy and joyful and we’re disappointed that it doesn’t turn out as we...

CBT superiority is a myth

What does the Government know about counselling? Is it through ignorance that it considers only one theoretical approach to be effective or are there other reasons? Joint Statement Issued by Professors Mick Cooper and Robert Elliott (both Unicersity of Strathclyde),...

New Year Resolutions

Have you broken any of your New Year resolutions yet? I haven’t! Ner ner ni ner ner! I used to make them but it became so depressing. First there were so many I could make and then there were the shoulds, musts, oughts and got tos which are so parental and non-pc...

Feeling Low?

This poem was “previously published as a Poetry on Loan postcard”. “Poetry on Loan is an Arts Council funded organisation whose purpose is to promote contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands.” Feeling Low? Breathe in. Create a snapshot;...

Riotous behaviour is classless

David Cameron has described the riots which took place in the streets of English cites in August as being – ‘about behaviour’, ‘people showing indifference to right and wrong’, ‘people with a twisted moral code’, ‘people with a complete absence of self-restraint’. He...