Friday, 11 August 2017

What is it that makes this list of books hang together?  It's not the cover design, nor the subject matter, which includes REBT, Albert Ellis, writing therapy, holistic counselling, facing up to human suffering, healing the human heart, managing stress, and improving self-confidence.  What is the common factor?  ...

Monday, 7 August 2017

Counselling, coaching and psychotherapy can be used by you to transform your life in several ways.  We can help in that process by providing you with new kinds of thinking-feeling-acting approaches to problem solving and decision making. And new ways to regulate your feeling-states.
We also offer a healing relationship – which is not easy to describe – but in the blog posts below we attempt to communicate to you what it might mean for you to engage in an emotionally healing encounter.
But first, let us sketch out the areas where you could benefit from our help (from either Jim or Renata):


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Books on counselling, coaching, psychotherapy, writing therapy, REBT, CBT, affect retulation and attachment counselling:

Monday, 24 July 2017

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Dr Albert Ellis, the very damaged individual who created RE & CBT!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Albert Ellis was a man of his time, which was a long time ago.  He modelled his philosophy of psychotherapy[y on the idealistic notions of a Roman slave, instead of on modern theories of social psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and so on. He grossly oversimplified the nature of human disturbance; blamed the client for ‘choosing’ to upset themselves; and denied the value of moral language.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Albert Ellis:
On this anniversary, I have today posted a book review by Dr Meredith Nisbet of my book on the childhood of Albert Ellis.  This is what she wrote:

Book Review – by Dr Meredith Nisbet:
“I learned so much about human nature reading your book about Ellis. I also learned from your book about Jim Byrne. The similarities are obvious. The differences are where most of the learning comes. You overcame your childhood experiences; he lived with his experiences, but the differences were that he needed help to conquer his experiences, but he never was able to “normalize” as you did. I’d like to hear your comments on what made the difference for you  – something within you or the people who helped you? Was his problem something he missed or didn’t think he needed? I think it was more the latter. What do you think?”
To see my response to her questions, please go here:


Monday, 17 July 2017

New #counselling #book: #REBT Unfit for Therapeutic Purposes: