Reduce contact, reduce fees and reduce awareness of our commitment to ethical practice?

Reduce contact, reduce fees and reduce awareness of our commitment to ethical practice. This appears to be a consistent message from government, professional organisations and social media. Over the last number of days, I’ve heard shocking stories from colleagues and supervisee’s who report feeling pressurised by organisations, peers and even clients to step into the…

5 home challenges while Counselling online by Olivia Djouadi

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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…

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…