What is Peer Support Really?

Some confusing stuff is happening around peer support. Although not a new development, it seems to have morphed into a different concept without us really noticing that we have been conned, laypersons and well-meaning professionals alike. By now the new meaning of “peer support” is so intrenched in publications and conversations that there is no […]

Trauma and Substance Use

This article was also published in “We Are Warriors” a free magazine for First Responders At the first session of counselling therapy, the therapist goes through a list of questions and one of them is about the use of alcohol and drugs and another is about past trauma. Clients often report very honestly that they […]

INFORMED CONSENT

In the first place…people need to be informed Regarding seeking services for health issues, I cannot stress enough the importance for people to feel respected. I believe that we can all relate to that. When seeking help, regardless of what these services are, we want to feel treated respectfully and equally. Nothing angers people more […]

You are not alone, so be brave!

What is most personal is most general – Another learning Following is another quote from Carl Rogers. It is an important one as it on the one hand invites people to be more personal and on the other hand demonstrates that many other people can understand us as we seem to speak (often) the same […]