About our January issue
The January issue reflects on some of the changes brought about by the pandemic, but it also looks forward with hope.
For example, we explore the treatment of obesity. Is there a compassionate response to obesity that doesn't ignore the health implications, but also doesn't fat-shame clients who struggle with their weight?
We present research on the psychological impact of the pandemic on frontline health workers and mental health professionals. Hopefully, it will encourage those of us in the helping professions to recognise and prioritise the need self-care.
Many of our clients come to therapy because they hope to change. We meet a psychologist who has identified a series of ‘mind switches’ that could make change more likely and we talk to a CBT therapist who also practises hypnotherapy.
Naomi Caine, Editor, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
Sizing up obesity
Open article: The Government wants us to lose weight, to protect both ourselves and the NHS. Deanne Jade argues that diets contribute to the stigma around fatness and suggests a more compassionate approach.Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, January 2021
The dangers of consumer genetic tests
Alan Phillips and Claire Kulke warn of the potential risks of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, January 2021
Chair’s report: Adapt and shift
'2020 is a year that many of us would rather forget, but never will.' Regular column from Angela Clarke. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, January 2021
About Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal aims to keep healthcare practitioners up to date with topical and therapeutic developments in the sector, providing a forum for communication and learning. Insightful and informed features from practitioners working in the field bring up-to-the-minute thinking, opinion and best practice, alongside relevant news, research and training.
Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal is published in January, April, July and October.
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Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal is read by counsellors and psychotherapists of all modalities working in healthcare, whether for an NHS service or a third sector organisation funded by the NHS.
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The healing power of pets
Open article: Animals can play a therapeutic role in supporting our mental health and in the treatment of conditions such as depression and addiction, writes Dr Christine Rhodes. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, October 2020
The power of dancing
Open article: Dr Peter Lovatt believes that dancing can change how we think and feel – and even alleviate symptoms of depression and Parkinson’s disease. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, July 2020
Working with addiction
Open article: Clients who are addicted to destructive behaviours or substances present challenges in the consulting room. Geoff Ferguson explores some of the possible reasons for addiction and their implications for treatment. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, April 2020