Reflections of a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist after a forty year career as a clinician working with individuals suffering with mental health problems

Reflections of a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist after a forty year career as a clinician working with individuals suffering with mental health problems

What is it like to be a baby and infant? They are so helpless, so completely dependent on others for survival with little understanding of the world they have been born into. Surely it is a situation which easily provokes anxiety. Babies get to know their mother in the safety of the womb. When a…

Whether it is ‘outsourced’ to ‘professional childcare providers’ or a parent remains at home to care for their own child, the cost of childcare is considerable.

Whether it is ‘outsourced’ to ‘professional childcare providers’ or a parent remains at home to care for their own child, the cost of childcare is considerable.

The TUC has recently publicised figures showing the rise in childcare costs and demanding that government does more to increase the affordability of nursery places. TUC’s Frances O’Grady said, “Parents need subsidised, affordable childcare from as soon as maternity leave finishes to enable them to continue working, and so mums don’t continue to have to…

Brain development is being altered as a consequence of inadequate and poor early bonding, and empathetic characteristics weakened

Brain development is being altered as a consequence of inadequate and poor early bonding, and empathetic characteristics weakened

On the Radio 4 Today programme this morning (14th September 2017) there was much discussion about children who seemed to have little or no empathy. Some of these children are clearly an enormous problem and very difficult to cope with, and one particular case was being discussed; various psychiatrists were addressing lack of empathy in…