Category Archives: flirting with death

The Trouble with Illness – the book!

The Trouble with Illness: How Illness and Disability Affect Relationships  is being published by Jessica Kingsley on 21st Jun 2017. I spent the last summer writing it, discovering files which were dated 2007 in the process; at last it’s coming … Continue reading

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An Ideal Carer..

The idea of what a carer (or partner or parent or child) of an ill person should be is powerful. It embodies an ideal which people want to live up to. It sets standards against which others may be judged. … Continue reading

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papers

Julia Segal. 2011 In praise of sadness.  in: The Independent Practitioner, BACP’s specialist divisional journal for counsellors and psychotherapists working independently.  Spring 2011 pp6-9 Julia Segal, Sue Baker, Elisabeth Koerber and Elizabeth Arbiser 2010  Working with brain damaged clients. in:  Therapy … Continue reading

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Your past affects your present

What an illness means to you will depend on your past as well as your present.  You may know about the links, or you may not. This can feel most unfair –  or it can be a great reassurance. If you … Continue reading

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