As gay men we have different rules to our lives, so we also have different rules to our relationships. The book 'Couple Therapy with Gay Men' offers knowledge & insight into the distinct aspects of intimate gay male relationships and working with them in dyadic circular/systemic therapy.
How does a systemic couple counsellor ask questions of a relationship? Making interventions of individuals ("how do you feel about that?") doesn't actually address the relationship itself.
When our dog started to misbehave, we turned to a dog behaviourist for help. To our surprise, her Treatment Plan turned out to be more about us and how we felt about ourselves, than it was about the dog.
Anger management is one of the most common phrases searched for on counselling and psychotherapy websites. Whilst anger is a natural emotion that has evolved to help us survive as a species, it can also be frightening and damaging, both to the angry person themselves and to those on the receiving end. But there is help available.
A recent workshop at Marple Cross on the links between our early emotional lives and later issues with food and eating has generated a lot of interest. From secret eaters to ice-cream addicts, some of the experiences shared were very revealing and stimulated a great deal of debate.