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

Latest from my Blog

Why I am the best therapist

Dear reader, I’m aware your first thought upon reading the title is probably not whether I am the best therapist, more likely you are wondering why I made the statement. You might also wonder who would see a therapist that would make such a statement, me too. The usual interpretations for making such a statement…

Chimpanzee on the couch

As I opened the front door a chimpanzee shot straight past me upstairs to the kitchen. A moment later I could hear thudding and banging, before I was able to follow her, she emerged at the top of the stairs, fruit clutched in her hands and feet, and tucked under her chin. I wait and…

“I seek the truth,” spoke the liar.

Perhaps no one has ever been sufficiently truthful about what ‘truthfulness’ is. Friedrich Nietzsche I am a big fat liar. As if proof were needed, there are at least two lies in the previous sentence. Like all of us, I have been lying to myself for a long time; probably since I started using language…

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.