Fiction is history that might have happened. History is fiction that did happen.
Introduction to my Blog
My writing is based on conversations I’ve had with myself and other people over the last twenty years or so whilst becoming and practicing as a Nietzschean Psychotherapist. I write using a semi-fictional creative writing style as I find it more engaging than conventional case studies.
Case studies are rhetorical devices designed to demonstrate competency and promote ideas and theories; they present as though there are a set of verifiable facts that if laid out systematically will result in a relatively unbiased conclusion. For this reason they are not the best genre for a Nietzschean.
I prefer to present truths as butterflies; light and fleeting, a sudden change of direction, occasionally one lands here or there, or they might pass you by completely, and once they have flown off all that is left is the impression of having seen a butterfly.
Latest from my Blog
I was not there when my therapy went up in smoke. Like most transformations, although it appeared as a moment, it was the manifestation of a much longer process. And whilst I did not witness first hand the incendiary moment, my therapist was able to tell me about it. I cannot remember what we were … Continue reading The day my therapy went up in smoke.
I have often wondered what you pay for when you pay me for psychotherapy. Perhaps: You pay me in the hope I cannot be bought. You pay me since not paying me would seem even odder. You pay me so you don’t owe me, even if you think you do. You pay me to draw … Continue reading ‘What am I paying you for?’
A very short story about a man, a stranger and a herd of goats on a hill-side discussing internal voices, exorcism, angels, demons, multiplicity, integration, healing, listening, the self, the Bible, walking and amongst other things, animal husbandry.
I practice as a Nietzschean Psychotherapist and am fully accredited as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I see people online or in person in Cambridge and in Angel Islington, London. I work with individuals, couples and in groups. I offer executive and leadership coaching to people in business, science and tech, law, the arts, academia and from voluntary and religious organisations. I’m also a clinical supervisor and trainer.