A radical legal ideology nurtured our era of economic inequality

This below is a republished piece from Aeon, via Creative Commons. The reason I am posting it here is for my PhD research, in which I am studying the role of law in mandating certain legal practices in mental health and how the laws are promulgated to carry them out. This article traces a link … Continue reading A radical legal ideology nurtured our era of economic inequality

Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice

These are figures in a museum in Greece. My idea was to think of the word 'supporting' and look for an appropriate picture. I thought everything needs support- even the past needs support and appreciation before it can be preserved and presented to another time. This picture is representaional of that support. This is a … Continue reading Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice

Why involving families is important for the work I do

In the light of my recent counseling experiences I think it is in order to quickly share via a short post the meaning of the title of this post and why it becomes the spine of the work I do. This picture below is just for representational purposes. Photo by Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash Traumas that lead to … Continue reading Why involving families is important for the work I do

What I mean by ‘Recovery Oriented Counseling’

It is difficult for me to explain to people what is the meaning of recovery oriented counseling. Why? Because 'recovery' is a controversial issue, yet something which ought to be known by a wider number of people who are given mental 'illness' diagnosis. The major controversy about recovery lies in the fact that the idea … Continue reading What I mean by ‘Recovery Oriented Counseling’

Life beyond ‘hearing voices’? Here’s one way (republished from Aeon)

Contemplate how a person’s life would be changed by starting to hear or see things others can’t. Now imagine it could offer something good. A research team from Hull University and associated NHS trusts in the UK suggest that, among the tumult, hallucinations can also offer opportunities for growth. Writing in the Journal of Psychology … Continue reading Life beyond ‘hearing voices’? Here’s one way (republished from Aeon)