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Ian Argent, Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Colchester, Essex
Ian Argent, Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Colchester, Essex

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Hello Google!
This is a post which serves no purpose, other than satisfying a weird requirement of Google. Basically, Google has told me it doesn't like my website's landing page. Why? If you look in the corner, it contains a mini-feed which shows recent blog posts. If y...
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Apparently NICE are looking at removing Complementary Therapies from their guidelines on Palliative Care.
This means that people at the end of their lives will lose access to massage, aromatherapy, and a host of other valuable services which bring relief and comfort in times of "total pain".
Why are they doing this? Is it because CTs don't satisfy the Evidence Gods? Or is it just that these things are easy targets in the war on health spending?
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Addyi - "Female Viagra" (??) a cautionary comment
Since the approval by the FDA in America of Addyi (Flibanserin), there has been a frenzy. It's followed a rather predictable course - first came the tabloids and glossy mags, with their excited proclamations about the dawn of the "female Viagra". Happily in...
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Another blue pill - straight men only??!!??
(I was the subject of a few strange looks when taking this photo in the toilets at Sainsbury's. But I am committed to bringing you updates on the unhelpful perpetuation of these aspects of sexual culture.)  This one seems to be aimed at those who have a "sh...
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How a spiritual Buddhist concept crept into therapy, parenting and business culture. http://t.co/tAknXqQgrw
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One may be moved to tears at a funeral. This is a very natural response to sadness. So why call it "breaking down"? It's not a malfunction! ...  How we describe things matters. We give messages to each other, culturally and familially, about what's OK and what isn't (drivers, injunctions, scripts!) #transactionalanalysis http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/30305207
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Normal healthy men of the world - you still need to be enhanced
These machines are all over the place. It's a fair assumption that every man in the UK will see a machine, selling a product like this, at some point (when they have to pee). What I find especially disappointing about this example is that young men in parti...
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My ramblings on the proposed "target waiting times" in NHS Mental Health services....
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