A Gift for The Codependent

Here comes the season of giving...and giving...and giving... This blog contains a gift for people who have Codependent patterns (that usually includes anyone whose role and identity are focused on giving care to others). Before I unwrap it, consider this. Ever opened a Christmas or New Year gift and found that inside was something that [...]

2019-12-05T19:06:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|Articles, Miscellaneous|

What personal qualities do I need to become a Psychotherapist?

Being a Psychotherapist is not just about academic or analytic achievement. In your application process we are also keen to assess the personal qualities that are needed to be a safe, effective and sufficiently robust professional. Those qualities include: A lively and enquiring mind An ability to experiment and value learning from mistakes as much [...]

2021-09-29T16:33:24+01:00December 5th, 2018|Articles, Miscellaneous|

‘Dry January’ – The Morning After By Pamela Gawler-Wright

This article was first published by Pamela in January 2016 So here we are, knocking on February’s door, with Christmas excesses a distant memory and 2016 has unfolded its first wet and windy month. Several people have shared with me their experience of another seasonal ritual growing in popularity known as “Dry January” – a [...]

2018-01-04T12:39:38+00:00January 4th, 2018|Articles, Miscellaneous, Psychotherapy|

Cracking The Codes – What and How do Psychotherapists need to learn about Ethics?

First Published in "The Psychotherapist" March 2009 "A map is not the territory ... The only usefulness of a map depends on similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map...." Alfred Korzybski My time on the Ethics Committee of UKCP has alerted me to numerous longings, from individuals and organisations, to have some [...]

2022-01-12T13:51:26+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Articles, Psychotherapy|

Constructing Recovery from Addiction

This form of research is sometimes called “modelling”, wherein the researcher gathers detailed information about the subject’s internal processes of reality construction, in terms of internally generated sensory representations, such as pictures, self talk and somatic  markers of emotion, visceral activity and arousal. This “data” is then explored in how it holds together and operates [...]

2022-01-12T13:51:26+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Articles, Psychotherapy|

Talk with the Animals

Written by Pamela Gawler-Wright, Director of Training for BeeLeaf Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy Presented at the NLP Conference in London 2008 A Message From Dibley I am a 9 month old miniature Labradoodle, owned by BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy which is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise and UKCP Accredited Training and Accrediting Organisation. I am [...]

2022-01-12T13:51:27+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Articles|