Review of Philomena in The Lancet – and a reminder about language

January 11, 2014


I wrote a review of the film Philomena in the Lancet, towards the end of last year.  I put it out on social media the other day. Someone commented that they liked the review until they got to this bit: A baby born in an atmosphere of condemnation and shame, attended to by a rotating […]

In the Telegraph this week, talking about therapy

January 4, 2014


Here’s me in the Daily Telegraph this week, talking about therapy in some very good company. CONSIDER COUNSELLING Tania Glyde, counselling therapist and coach at London Central Counselling: If your Christmas was less than perfect, for reasons that seem to be repeating themselves, but you are finding change impossible, it might be worth considering therapy. […]

Tagged: , ,

Psychotherapy, counselling, coaching – my new website

August 14, 2013


Finally, it’s here. My new website, London Central Counselling. If you’re looking for psychotherapy, counselling, or coaching in central London, please email me here or call me on 07462 054 503. What do you need to talk about? You might be in crisis right now, or you might be wondering why something in your life […]

Posted in: Life, psychotherapy

Endings and beginnings

December 31, 2012


This is very possibly my last post on this blog. Big changes are happening. There will be another blog, and another site, not too far down the road. I started this site five years ago when my last book, Cleaning Up, came out. Thank you for sticking around. It’s been a sometimes tough but fascinating […]

Posted in: Life, Politics, psychotherapy

Damien Hirst at Tate Modern – don’t judge him by today’s standards

July 9, 2012


This is my first blog post in about six months. There’s a reason for this. Something very unpleasant happened to me a year ago which has had a fairly devastating effect on my creative work. This has leached through over time and it’s only with hindsight that I’ve realised just how damaging it’s been. I […]

Posted in: Art, Life

Talking about addiction with Westminster Skeptics

January 11, 2012


Westminster Skeptics, convened by media lawyer and journalist David Allen Green, is one of the best places to go and hear interesting talks. I’ve been going for a couple of years now. Recently I’ve seen Juliet Jacques talk about transgender issues and the media, and Paul Lewis talking about the riots. Longer ago, I saw […]

Posted in: Cleaning Up, Event, Politics

I don’t like going in taxis. There, I said it.

December 28, 2011


Help me, here, folks. Am I the only one on the planet who actively dislikes going in taxis? Just to be clear, I have never been attacked in one. I’ve had a few run-ins, mostly abroad, but these tended to be rows over the fare rather than my dignity or safety. So I don’t have […]

Tagged: ,
Posted in: Life

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.