General Blog Posts

Report & Review – Allan Schore: “The growth-promoting role of mutual regressions in deep psychotherapy”

On 23 September 2017 I attended the CPD day (6-hour PowerPoint lecture) "On the growth-promoting role of mutual regressions in deep psychotherapy" (organised by nscience in London) because Allan Schore was promising to offer his latest thinking, and I think he delivered on that promise: he offered some genuine paradigm-shifting ideas and principles. [...]

By |2018-05-25T00:59:08+00:00January 13th, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events, General Blog Posts|0 Comments

Allowing ourselves to be constructed and the enactment of the bad object

A blog post written in preparation for a CPD workshop in Oxford on 4 March 2018 How safe does the therapeutic space need to be? In our attempts to create a safe, empathic and accepting environment for the client in which they can afford to feel open, undefended and vulnerable, we provide a therapeutic presence [...]

By |2018-03-03T00:10:49+00:00January 13th, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events, General Blog Posts|0 Comments

OTS-Oxford: Couple Workshop Series 2018

This series of evenings and day workshops is designed to give space to you as a couple. We invite you to invest in your relationship. In our culture that’s a rare opportunity – normally we expect ourselves to just get on, by virtue of being supposedly loving, cooperative, committed adults. But that’s an unrealistic, [...]

By |2017-12-02T20:47:37+00:00December 2nd, 2017|General Blog Posts|0 Comments

OTS-Oxford: Public Workshop Series 2018 – All About Therapy …

A series of open evenings (conversations as well as question and answer sessions) to help you find your way through the maze of the psychological therapies The psychological therapies are a minefield, and very confusing for the layperson. What are the differences between psychology, CBT, counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (and many, many others)? Even the [...]

By |2017-12-02T20:53:31+00:00December 2nd, 2017|General Blog Posts|0 Comments

How to Improve Access to ALL the Psychological Therapies?

The 'IAallPT' project: towards a multi-disciplinary, multi-modality mental health and well-being service How can we make a broad-spectrum therapeutic response accessible and available to the community? A year ago, after much preparation, my colleague Justin Smith initiated the Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development Centre (OTS). Now, in 2016, we have a vibrant and growing community of [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:53:47+00:00February 9th, 2016|General Blog Posts|0 Comments