Thought Provoking Thursday: Patient, Service User, Client – What way do you lean?

Going to see a healthcare professional for any reason can really bring up a whole range of emotions. Healthcare professionals also experience a whole range of emotions when seeing those they are treating. The relationship can be complex. It consists of two human beings, perfectly imperfect in their own unique way, working together to solve…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: The medical model and mental health?

I think the sun might be going to my head. I completely forgot to post my thought-provoking question today even though I prepared it this morning. And this is definitely one that I reckon we could talk about until the cows come home 😊 I am currently writing about some of the issues surrounding pathologising…Read more »

Dr Abercrombie’s guidance on living well with a chronic illness: Including the all-important Krissy commentary

I talk to myself! Actually, I talk to myself a lot. Not just in my head, out loud as well. Personally, I find it pretty cathartic. It helps me figure things out rather than keeping things rattling around, much like writing in a journal I imagine. We all have this inner dialogue, made up of…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: It’s all in your mind?

Are you ready for another Thought Provoking Thursday? I am looking forward to the responses to this question because as you can imagine as a Clinical Psychologist and a person who suffers from chronic pain and myriad of other weird and wonderful diagnoses and symptom, some understood by the medical community and others not, this…Read more »

My Journey from Naivety, to Frustration, Confusion and Disempowerment – Reflections Five Years on

When writing, I often find as I imagine many writers do, the material which comes to mind surrounds something I am experiencing in my personal or professional life at that time. I have been thinking a lot this past few weeks about how it feels to be returning to my private practice providing online and…Read more »