Welldoing.org: two articles that tell us how therapy might feel

Welldoing.org the directory for people seeking a therapist in the UK is two year's old. I particularly liked these two recent articles. One from a therapist's point of view which is hugely helpful about first sessions http://welldoing.org/article/first-session-psychotherapist-first-date-doctors

and this one from a relatively new client's perspective which is brave, honest and moving http://welldoing.org/article/how-do-i-feel-therapy-big-question







Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust Foundation

I am honoured to have been elected onto the Council of Governors for the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust Foundation. Our job is to hold the Trust's Board of Directors to account and support their work in a challenging financial climate. I am particularly interested in helping to maintain the Trust's pre-eminent position in providing long term psychotherapy on the NHS.


Amy and addiction

I recently saw the documentary, Amy, about the singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. It is a very powerful film, illuminating rather than intrusive. It succeeds in giving us gives some insight into the pressures of the music industry, the far reaching effects of family break ups and what happens when bulimia and addiction get hold and help is not readily to hand. A writer in the Guardian shared her experience with her sister which is equally moving. http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jul/07/amy-winehouse-my-addict-sister