Psychotherapy

I saw an advert today – stuck on the wall in a café. It was headed “Looking for Volunteers”. It went on to talk about a “new form of therapy” which “goes beyond just helping you cope” and offers “resolution”. So far; it seems to be promising something amazing – and all you have to […]

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The depths of the betrayal which psychotherapists are engaged in is beyond what a normal person can even conceive of. To present yourself as being an expert in human affairs when you are nothing of the kind. To say that you care deeply about every client/patient when, in reality, you couldn’t give too hoots and […]

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This is a personal post by the Editor of this magazine. He was “in therapy” for a number of years. Typically for psychotherapy this started when he was in a somewhat vulnerable state. (Therapeutic advertising is aimed at catching people when they are a bit down). It continued until he finally realised it was doing […]

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At some point in most peoples’ lives they realise that there is a kind of gloss or propaganda about virtue and ethics but, underneath the skin, most of what goes on – at least in official or commercial pronouncements – is governed by manipulation and exploitation, by expediency and cynicism in one form or another. We […]

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If you study the messaging of large US companies towards their customers it soon becomes apparent that one strategy they adopt is to avoid presenting the consumer with choice points. This is because they know that it is at choice points that they lose customers. For example; Google Adwords does not tell its customers that […]

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