winnicott

The capacity to be alone and daydream

The capacity to be alone and daydream

Being alone is not easy in today’s world. Yet psychotherapy can help us to develop the capacity to be alone with ourselves and others . This leads to a more creative and fulfilling life….

Coming to light: A seasonal exploration of the uncanny and the weird.

Coming to light: A seasonal exploration of the uncanny and the weird.

In the uncanny there is a tension between the conscious and unconscious elements of our lives that combine with an uneasy preoccupation with the temporal world; a forgotten or neglected past threatens to haunt us and our destinies, yet within the uncanny there is also space for connection…

'Distant stars': Splodge, nothingness and the creative benefits of frustration

'Distant stars': Splodge, nothingness and the creative benefits of frustration

When we have a problem we want to find a solution. That’s pretty understandable. But what if there isn’t one readily available? What if there is only nothing? And sometimes that’s the case - the problem is that there isn’t anything – there is nothing, no-thing at all a void, a black hole.