Family Violence – The Importance of Hope
If you are not one of the few who have a temperament that forces you to get up, dust off and move forward, what is left are feelings of anger, resentment, bitterness and despair. When working with individuals who discuss their pathway toward family violence, these emotions are front and centre in the years, months and days leading up to their violent behaviour. Read more… 

The magic of therapy
Therapists and psychologists have a few really important tools to help us do our jobs. We all have supervision – this is a bit like therapy, in that we meet with an experienced person from our profession every couple of weeks to talk about ourselves and our clients. Where it differs is that we don’t talk about our personal lives; the focus is on our professional lives – how we are going with our workloads, which people or parts of the work are we finding challenging, and why? Read more… 

Motivational Interviewing – I drank the cool aid
This experience of teaching others provided me with a curiosity and keen interest in Stephen Rollnick and Bill Miller’s theory of Motivational Interviewing, that has engendered a real desire to engage in training with the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). MINT is a professional organisation of independent specialised trainers who train in motivational interviewing over a long period of time to hone their skills in this method and practice. Read more…