The Trouble with Illness …
Illness makes people feel wrong or bad a lot of the time. Understanding can help to change things and make people feel and behave better.
This is a site for thinking about and understanding how it feels when someone is ill, and how things really are. It is about exploring the trouble with illness.
I have been a counsellor for people with physical illnesses for more than 25 years, and this is a way of sharing some of what I have learnt. I am very grateful to all the clients, family and friends who have taught me so much.
If you find this site starts you thinking but you want more, a counsellor might help you look more clearly at your own situation. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy bacp can help you find one.
I’ve added a few books and papers; see the Reading list page.
I am not using ‘case material’, but I hope readers will add their own examples or comments.
Very sorry if you get adverts on this website: I’m trying to find out how to get rid of them.