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.

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Wellbeing and Paganism

This blog is about a subject that has started to interest me more and more- the link between Wellbeing and Paganism. In case that statement seems odd, Paganism is the …

Phil Gowler portrait

My thoughts on historic abuse cases.

Historic sex abuse: some questions answered. Historic sex abuse seems to be in the news a lot these days. To the extent that people seem to be asking questions such …

Timeline therapy©

Timeline therapy© has always fascinated me ever since I started to use it. How does it work? Well, we all have a concept of time and we can create a …