Is psychotherapy left-wing?

According to David Edgar’s article in Guardian, the right is suddenly on the retreat and the left is back with a vengeance. The fact that his article begins with a picture of Jeremy Corbyn at the Glastonbury festival in many ways encapsulates his argument: that the future belongs to the …

Lone wolves?

The recent attack on the Finsbury Park mosque by Darren Osborne has rekindled the whole argument regarding so-called ‘lone wolf’ terrorists. The Times was the first out of the gate with the headline “Jobless ‘lone wolf’ Darren Osborne held over attack on Finsbury Park mosque”. Other media reports were quick …

Liberal democracy hung out to dry

Last night’s ‘shock’ election result which has left the UK with its second hung parliament within the space of seven years has not only upset the usual suspects (the political class, the commentariat, Daily Mail and Telegraph readers, etc) but also all those people who thought there was a direct …

Psychodamnation?

In my previous post on psychosalvation I argued that psychotherapy, and, to a certain extent, psychoanalysis, were grounded in an ideology of ‘psychosalvation’, by which I meant that therapy offers the possibility of ‘saving’ the human subject from the secular equivalent of Christian hell and damnation. On this reading, ‘hell’ …