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10 Ways to Orient Clients Towards Unconscious Feelings

  • 1st Jun 2022
  • Susan Warren Warshow

How can we help clients to access and attend to intense and difficult feelings that may be deeply buried? Susan Warren Warshow, author of The Therapist’s Handbook to Dissolve Shame and Defense and its forthcoming sequel, shares 10 ways in which we can support our clients to turn towards their unconscious affect, from clarifying the nature of feelings to expressing care for these ‘children at the door’.

Working with Avoidant Attachment: Self-Narrative and Defences

  • 23rd Feb 2021
  • Linda Cundy

How can we support highly defended clients to explore the past and their internal worlds? In her seventh blog about working with avoidant attachment, Attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist Linda Cundy looks at constructing meaningful self-narratives and encountering defences – including the common defence of over-identifying with caregivers