I very often tell my supervisees, first you must make (psychological) contact with your clients, and then, and only then, can you start 'contracting' (on your purpose together). And so here I am, making my first contact with you. At least in this bloggish way. I can confidently make this statement as this is my first ever blog! I'm sure many of you will be surprised by this given that I am better known in some circles as somewhat of an expert on the internet phenomenon, albeit the internet addiction phenomenon. However, I am no stranger to writing, and have published my fair share in traditional media forms, such as books, academic journals and mainstream magazines - on matters mainly concerning problematic internet addiction, mindfulness practice, psychotherapy, counselling psychology, and coaching.
And so, here, with you, in the coming months, I will share my experiences, my philosophy, my theories, and my ambitions. I am very grateful to be supported by such a strong and supportive organisation, and I will no doubt share our organisation's news here, too.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the live interaction that social media platforms, such as Twitter, have offered me. And yet this blog seems a little more intimate somehow. At least, that's how I expect and hope it to be. I am many things to many people: psychotherapist, coach, supervisor, researcher, manager, father, husband, mentor, entrepreneur, etc. etc. In this blog 'space' I look forward to more personal and professional integration, as I bring you my experience from all these aspects of my world. How that pans out, I really don't know. I guess that's where you come in. I look forward to digesting your comments, co-creating with you, and contacting you in some way.
In the meantime, feel free to make requests on what you would like to see featured here.
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