Looking Towards Autumn 2019

We completed our office relocation last week, and began holding appointments there on 1st August. We had been in the centre of Chorlton for 8 years, and now look forward to many years of working in St Ann’s Square, Manchester city centre. However, Chorlton remains the location for the series of monthly talks on psychotherapy […]

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Yes Baby, That’s You!

Anthony Easthope asks, ‘How is it that within five or six years the newly arrived [baby] you bring home with you from the hospital has become a person, who speaks your language, shares your assumptions, can go off to school and answer its own name when the teacher calls it out?’ For therapists, the formation […]

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Therapy, Symptoms and a Work of Art

Many people enter therapy because their day-to-day life has become disrupted by symptoms: for example, obsessions, compulsions, anxiety, depression, problematic relationships as well as chronic states of confusion, resentment, rage and despair. What is a symptom? We are probably all familiar with medical symptoms. They usually appear on the surface of our body and are […]

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From Anxiety to a Kiss

I recently gave a talk on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 movie, Suspicion. Cary Grant and Oscar winning Joan Fontaine are the stars in this Hitchcock thriller. The plot is typical of Hitchcock, a brain twister sewing together a series of circumstantial events that lead Fontaine (as Lina) to suspect Grant (as her husband, Johnny) of trying […]

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