The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 35 Issue 4.
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Editorial:
Author: Maxine Linnell
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The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (bcpc)
Author: Jane Purkiss
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Turning relationship ghosts into ancestors working with relational trauma states
Author: David Slattery
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The Asian Women's Counselling Service
Author: Ounkar Kaur
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Abstract:

In the summer of 2001 I was successful in applying for the post of Asian Trainee Counsellor with the Asian Women's Mental Health Project. This project had been set up by a mainstream counselling agency which provided counselling to women from disadvantaged backgrounds. One of the main functions of the post was to set up and develop a counselling service for women from the South Asian community in Bristol. The service would be the first of its kind to address the linguistic needs of the community by having a counsellor who would conduct counselling sessions in the three major Asian languages which are Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu; these and English or a combination of more than one language could also be used. It was important for the counsellor to possess a greater understanding and awareness of the cultural and religious backgrounds of the clients who were likely to access the service.


New Approaches to Living with Loss and Separation
Author: Jane Purkiss
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Abstract:

My area of particular interest is loss and the impact of separation that ensues as a result. This can of course be loss due to actual death, or loss arising from life's transitions and changes. Unsurprisingly I have been drawn to these themes through my personal experience of loss and change particularly during the years 2001–2004 when my grief over many different kinds of losses was huge and prolonged. A number of key people, and one very important dog, all died. Alongside this, several changes occurred within significant relationships. I lived through transitions with my elderly father, whose health was deteriorating, and with my sons who were leaving home. My partnership came under severe strain during these years and eventually broke down. Some of my important friendships were also in transition as we navigated shifts in intimacy and availability. I felt totally overwhelmed by so much loss and change all at once.


Short Term work and its long term benefits
Author: Jackie Head
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Abstract:

When I was eleven years old and just started at secondary school, a supply teacher took over my English class for a couple of weeks. She was young and inexperienced, but had a real passion for her subject and a desire to connect with us on a meaningful level. She asked us to write a story and said we should just step into it ourselves and tell the reader what we could see. I remember, for the first time, doing just that. As I wrote about the scene I experienced myself as in it and enjoyed the journey that my imagination took me on. Even now as I write this I can remember some lines from that story and the places I travelled to. It was a pivotal moment for me, and one that began my journey to becoming an English teacher.


Working with refugees and asylum seekers at bcpc: politics and psychotherapy in action
Authors: Judy Ryde, Tree Staunton
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Meet the new AHPB Board
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Article:
The Regular COLUMN
Author: Julian Nangle
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Shelf Life
Author: Nick Duffell
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AHPB Chair's Page
Author: Chris Beaumont
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Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Brigitta Mowat, Geoff Lamb, John Rowan, John Rowan, Julian Nangle
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