In our therapeutic careers, we will undoubtedly encounter clients who are challenging, difficult, or hard-to-reach. This article examines how we can support such clients in counselling.
Whilst a mild level of narcissism can be healthy – in order to take care of ourselves we need to believe ourselves worthy of that care – narcissism (and those defined as ‘narcissists’) as spoken about in therapy is less helpful.
Sex represents more than the physical act. It can represent intimacy, connection and desire. A loss of sex in long term relationships can therefore mean a lot more to a client than just the loss of the sex itself.
This article looks at the power of a personal story in the eyes of narrative therapy, and how we can develop and change the stories we tell about ourselves in order to change our lives.