Alongside articles which highlight best practice and share cutting-edge thinking, Private Practice offers relevant, practical information and practitioners’ personal perspectives and experiences. It provides a space for personal and professional reflection, a forum for conversation and debate, and an opportunity to network, so helping to reduce the isolation which can be felt by those in private practice.
Private Practice is published in March, June, September and December.
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Private Practice is read by counsellors and psychotherapists working independently, either in private practice or for employee assistance programmes (EAPs) or agencies, in paid and voluntary positions.
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Grieving the child in mind
Open article: It’s taken a long time for health professionals to realise that miscarriage not only causes a ‘proper’ grief, but can lead to mental health problems too, writes Julia Bueno. Private Practice, March 2020
Psyche and soma
Open article: Some illnesses have a psychosomatic element, but how exactly does the mind have this effect on the body? By Peter Afford. Private Practice, December 2019
Open article: Joanna Griffin on the usefulness for clients of understanding emotions from an evolutionary perspective. Private Practice, September 2019