I am sure we have all experienced clients who arrive early for therapy and who find it difficult to leave at the end of sessions, who seek out contact between appointments, and who become dysregulated by the therapist’s breaks. They may often be angry at what they perceive to be other people’s unfair treatment of them, or present themselves as helpless to influence their own situations. Such clients are the focus of this new short book.
Posted on Aug 23, 2017
Posted on Feb 14, 2017
My book, On Attachment: The View from Developmental Psychology, makes links between research, formulation, and assessment and concerns the attachment processes between adults. These processes can be identified and worked within any kind of individual therapy.
Posted on Jan 20, 2017
After almost three decades working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I decided two years ago to plan my retirement from private practice. I found that as I started to mull over the idea of an end to an important era of my life, my mind started to focus on what aspects of my thousands of hours of engaging in therapy have brought the most satisfaction, and constituted the achievements of which I am particularly proud.
Brexit, Boris, and Betrayal: How Boarding School Syndrome continues to shape Political Debate, by Nick Duffell
Posted on Nov 01, 2016
The shocking events, misinformation, betrayals, and back-stabbings of the last month suggest what a thoroughly divided nation we are. We are split along class and education lines in a way Continental Europeans can’t really appreciate. Those I have spoken to recently about Brexit – Dutch, Danish, French and Germans – are both shocked that we sacrificed our position in Europe and outraged by the resignations of the three main players and the ‘business-as-normal’ attitude in our public life.
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
Marco Bacciagaluppi on meeting John Bowlby, evolutionary attachment mechanisms, and predatory patriarchal culture
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
Posted on Jul 28, 2016
We live in fascinating times, where recent advances in trauma theory, attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, and infant research not only allow us, but require us, to revisit and reconsider the fundamental tenets of our theory and practice.