The Couple Question

As a psychosexual and relationship therapist I work comfortably with couples online.  Until recently this was scoffed at by many; how could I possibly?  With eyebrows firmly in their hairline, therapists would fall between diminishing of my expertise to displaying outright rudeness at the sheer thought a therapeutic relationship could be built online with challenging…

Message From Maria O’Brien – Director Online Training for Counsellors

Over the last few months we have heard and seen many gestures of goodwill from the public both personally and professionally. As an online counselling training organisation, we are unable to shop for groceries or deliver medication. However, we hold expertise in training psychological therapists to deliver professional support to vulnerable members of society online.…

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Getting Through Coronavirus

The world is upside down.  Nightly news bulletins are full of grim statistics and an even grimmer outlook.  Now is perhaps not the time for ‘building higher’, but rather is the hour for ‘weathering the storm’.  Clients in my online practice are describing to me how everything they felt was sure and safe is now…

5 home challenges while Counselling online by Olivia Djouadi

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]  Counsellors and psychotherapists are suddenly turning to online practice to continue seeing their clients. For many, this is a new concept. As a trained and experienced online supervisor I have witnessed many practitioners starting to learn to…

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Cracking the Cryptic Code of Training in Online Counselling – by Maria O’Brien

In this age of technology, I, like most people have an email inbox which seems to fill up fast. There are lots of enquiries from organisations, students and service users trying to gain clarity around training requirements to work online. As a professional I am heartened to receive such correspondence because it’s an indication of…

FOMO Fever by Rob Oglesby

FOMO Fever   With each new generation come many new words (or ‘neologisms’, which is perhaps quite a nice word in itself!), and this is certainly true of the Millennial generation.  They have grown up ‘txting’ and instant messaging other people with news, stories and gossip as part of their everyday experience.  Acronyms have been…

Stories in song

I had to say a sad goodbye at a heart-breaking funeral this week and it reminded me how evocative music is.  Bereft family, from Mother down through the ages to young daughter had taken time to choose music which was important to them and as the service unfolded we were reminded of different points in…