Blog Posts and Interesting Things

GRIEF.

One of our biggest causes of anxiety, fear, grief and even anger is that we live in a world where we have the illusion that we can control everything. We can’t. We want the world to stay the same. It won’t. Change is inevitable, in fact it’s constant, we just don’t tend to see it, but small changes happen every day.

My favourite therapy technique: The use of Metaphor.

I use metaphor a lot. I find that it works to my strengths and my therapy style. It’s certainly not the only therapy tool I use, but it’s one that I have found to be very successful. It works, because it is a story with a purpose, and is therefore SYMBOLIC.

Covid-19 and mental health

Traditionally, mental health has always been the poor relation when it comes to funding. If this situation does not improve, the consequences of Covid-19 may echo down future years for some time to come.

Gender Identity in Sport

You may have seen the recent story about Caster Semenya and the debate about gender identity that surrounded it. Here is the BBC link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/48131074 I’m just a simple guy …

Phil Gowler portrait

My Parents- Positive and Negative

I thought I’d share this with you all, because my parents in some ways were total opposites. Just like a battery- one positive and one negative.

Phil Gowler portrait

Can Therapy be Fun?

Can therapy be fun? That’s an interesting question, can therapy indeed be fun. After all, therapy can be a tough place to be. You are sitting opposite someone you don’t …