So, I've started a YouTube channel, all about using RPGs in therapy! Please do go over, like, subscribe, share, do all the YouTube-ey things, and let's spread the word about this amazing intervention!
Now that Role-Playing Games in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide is nearing release, I've been having a fantastic time touring the internet, speaking to a frankly ridiculous number of inspiring individuals about the wonders of RPG therapy. One such individual, of whom I have been a huge fan for several years, now, is Corey Coolidge, creative lead behind the YouTube channels Dead Unicorn, Dead Unicorn Live, and Anchorage Life. Have a watch, then pop over and enjoy the rest of his epic vide
Slight change, this week. I was recently interviewed by the Counselling Tutor Podcast about my work using tabletop roleplaying games in therapy (see RPG Therapy, above). Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly are an inspiring team, and I hope you can learn as much from them as I have over the years. (I start at around the 28 min mark)
The relationship between client and counsellor is perhaps the single most important part of the counselling process. This episode and next, we'll look at why, and at how the therapeautic relationship might manifest in your counselling session.
The modern counselling room is nothing like the image usually presented in films--so what can you expect?
10 October is World Mental Health Day, so let's look at how we can help the people around us.
Contracting is an extremely important part of counselling; boundaries are key to helping clients feel safe within the counselling relationship. Here, I walk you through some of what you can expect your counsellor to talk about.
A quick re-look at our core message so far: yes, getting started with counselling can be a bit nerve-wracking, but you're worth it.
It's easy to get into a panic about the first session--what if it 'goes wrong', or I can't think ofanything to say? But don't worry, you've got this.
The phone rings, and your imagination's in overdrive. Don't worry, that's normal; everybody feels just as terrified about this upcoming call as you. But then the counsellor picks up, and you know what? They're not all that bad.
Contacting a counsellor for the first time can actually be quite difficult. Here, I go through some of the reasons why, and encourage you to take the leap and give it a go.
The coronavirus quarantine has added another layer of complexity when it comes to finding a counsellor, as many are only able to offer remote counselling right now. This can make people squeamish, so hopefully I can put your mind at ease.
Finding a counsellor can be...tiresome. Here I explore some of the things to keep an eye out for during your search. Hope it helps.
A (blessedly short!) look at who'll be on the other end of the phone.
Very first Podcast! A short ramble about future rambles.