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And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Introduction to my Blog

My writing is based on conversations I’ve had with myself and other people over the last twenty-plus years whilst becoming 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 or promote ideas and theories. They present as though there is 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, and often not in the same place twice; or they might pass you by completely. Once they fly off, all that is left is the impression of having seen a butterfly.

Fiction is history that might have happened. History is fiction that did happen.

Andre Gide

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The double betrayal at the heart of becoming a psychotherapist

This blog is about the implicit betrayal of traditional psychotherapy training, and how it lays the ground for a further necessary and explicit betrayal on the part of the nascent psychotherapist. The traditional route to becoming a psychotherapist involves several years – usually five – spent in training, hundreds of supervised practice hours, years of … Continue reading The double betrayal at the heart of becoming a psychotherapist

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.