Couples Work and “The Third”

Relationships, Soul & Dream, Therapeutic Method
Rosarium Philosophorum Plate 2 – “The Third”

Couples Therapy as More than Conflict Resolution At Therapy Duo, in Couples therapy, we often take a psycho-educational role and offer very practical tips for resolving couple conflicts. But we are also always aware of another level operating in the couple relationships we see. This level can be hard to pin down and define, and […] Read more

What is Soul? … and Does it Matter?

Existentialism, Soul & Dream
What is Soul | Storyteller | Inuit Bone Carving

The Material World – Where is Soul? Ours is said to be an age predominantly of materialism. We’ve deconstructed so many stories and beliefs and, with the aid of science, have commonly settled on the view that the world is dead matter and available for use in almost any way. A problem is that this […] Read more

Questioning our Doublethink

Existentialism, Therapeutic Method
Questioning our Doublethink thumbnail

The Clocks Strike Thirteen It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. So goes the well-known opening sentence of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. The novel remains a extraordinary description of a future that Orwell feared and, although written in 1949, remains a future that some would say we […] Read more

Dogs in Dream and Reverie

Soul & Dream
Dogs in Dream and Reverie

The Irrepressible Dog Living in the city we see daily the reverence and attention that people give to their dogs. At our nearby harbour-side dog park there’s rich energy – frivolous, wild, serious things happen between the dogs down there (and between their owners!) Despite our lives becoming increasing embedded in the infrastructures of the […] Read more

Accepting Difference

Communication, Relationships
Carved wooden monument from Madagascar – Acceptance of Difference

Difference in Counselling and Psychotherapy One of the big themes we see in Counselling and Psychotherapy with both couples and individuals is a difficulty in accepting and dealing with difference, and the conflicts associated with this. This post is a short meditation on difference. Sometimes Masked in Counselling Here are some examples from Counselling that […] Read more