Book Review: ‘On Becoming A Person’ by Carl Rogers

This book could be summarised into one paragraph, and while it has some good ideas, it is far too repetitive as a book. Carl Roger’s came up with what he refers to as ‘client-centred therapy,’ which today sounds like something that goes without saying, but in its own time was a fairly radical and novel … Continue reading Book Review: ‘On Becoming A Person’ by Carl Rogers

First Day as a Mental Health Support Worker

Yesterday I had my first shift as a Support Worker at a Recovery House; it was both exhausting and fascinating. I arrived for 8am, which was when the night staff give us the hand-over on each individual staying at the house, how their night went, etc. so that we know how everyone is feeling in … Continue reading First Day as a Mental Health Support Worker

Book Review: ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ by Bessel van der Kolk

This is a fantastic book about psychiatry, trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, and recovery. It is rare that a book written for such a wide audience manages to be both accessible and hugely informative. It references (seemingly) all of the relevant and up-to-date research, brings in case studies for more concrete examples and understanding, and keeps the … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ by Bessel van der Kolk