For a while I’ve been pondering starting a new blog, with a slightly different angle. There are so many great bloggers out there writing about their experiences in counselling and therapy, I thought it would be nice to create a place to bring all that great material together.
The concept is this; a site to publish and share pieces from bloggers across WordPress who write about being in therapy. I think this could be a great resource for people like us, who are in therapy themselves, but also for those starting out. Maybe even therapists would find it useful to read about what happens on our side of the room.
When it comes to therapy, there are common pain points among a lot of the bloggers I follow. I thought it would be cool to group posts into categories aligning with these, so it’s easy to find a wealth of perspectives on a particular issue when you’re struggling with it.
Off the top of my head, these topics could be:
- Touch in therapy
- Struggles with the therapeutic relationship
- Ruptures in the therapuetic alliance
- Therapist holidays
- And lots more I am sure!
Other useful stuff I’d welcome contributions on (particularly to get started) could be around:
- Starting therapy – how was your first ever session? What did you expect?
- How to choose a therapist
- What took you into therapy
Would you like to contribute a post?
I need a handful of posts to get the site up and running – and I’d prefer if they’re from a variety of people, not just me… In return, you’ll get my gratitude, as well as some link juice for your blog and hopefully some referred readers in time.
I’m not going to impose word limits or anything, I want the material I share here to be authentic and personal. For that reason, I also won’t edit anything you write. It doesn’t need to be brand new, it can be something you published on your own site already. My only ask is that you don’t include any swearing, so we can be as reader-friendly as possible.
If you’re interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.