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Case Histories: Brotherly Love

Case Histories: Brotherly Love

Clients sometimes strike a deal with themselves, and therefore with me, about coming to therapy. A young woman once approached me with a fixed budget and time-frame she wanted to spend in treatment. Aparna was an accomplished person living an enviable life. She was a human rights lawyer at a high profile international agency. She had met and married a Canadian counterpart overseas. They globe-­trotted for a while and decided to settle in the UK when their second child was born. Aparna's eyes glistened with pride and tenderness when she spoke of her family and the...
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Case Histories: The Perfect Girlfriend

Case Histories: The Perfect Girlfriend

From Freud's stories of Anna O and Dora, to  presentations at psychological conferences, the case  history has long been a fascinating view of what happens between client and therapist. Welldoing.org will be publishing a series of case histories written by one anonymous psychotherapist to reveal what goes on behind the closed door of a consulting room. Caroline was going places career-wise; the youngest-ever this and the first-ever that in the field of eye surgery. She was in her late-twenties when she reluctantly arrived for an exploratory therapy session. People...
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Fancy a Shag? There's an App For That

Fancy a Shag? There's an App For That

There is something about non-mainstream groups that enables them to buck convention. For example, it has been reported that in some areas gay male populations may be among the first to gentrify and colonise neglected urban neighbourhoods, eventually bringing them into the interest of conventional property buyers. It was gay communities too who were among the first to arrive en masse to social networking. Gaydar, a website devoted to enabling gay men to meet each other, launched at the turn of the millennium and was going strong a full six years before...
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