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...

Society needs a therapist.

Why is it that those indicating the importance of understanding the underlying issues of the recent riots are vilified as apologists? Certainly the culprits of wanton vandalism, theft and murder need to be punished but unless there is an understanding of why it all...

To really be or not to really be.

Judging by the number of training courses for counsellors and the number of counsellors there now are, it would seem that more and more people are turning to counselling to resolve disturbing issues. The Government has also accepted that ‘talking therapies’ can be...

Are you looking in the right place?

I don’t know the origin of the original but I came across this copy in ‘Madman – The Strange Adventures of a Psychology Intern.’ by John Suler, Ph D., “A man was walking down a dark alley when he saw a stranger searching for something under a street lamp. When he...

NOTW proves Doc wrong.

Some apt words from ‘Doc’ in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row – first published in 1945. “It has always seemed strange to me,” said Doc. “The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in...

Parentalism – You should read this!

I don’t know about you but I am quite offended when others are parental towards me yet some don’t seem to care or are perhaps oblivious. Take for example someone about to set off on a hundred mile plus journey – as they were about to step through the front door they...