mental health | Published Articles

Hounds Connect the Dots

This article was first published in the 2020 Spring/Summer edition of ‘Counselling for Scotland’, the COSCA (counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) journal. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of COSCA, slightly editted to suit internet publication. A full copy of the journal, including the original article, can be obtained from COSCA Self-Mastery “Mastering…

Hounds | story

Through the nose of a hound

Through The Nose Of A Hound Jack stepped forward. As he placed his left pad onto the prickly floor he felt the harsh contrast with the cold, fresh, smooth surface of the street behind him where his back paws still were. Ahead of him the light was bright and dazzling. A blast of warm, stale…

conferences | Emotions

Thermodynamics of Emotion Symposium 2019

New Discussions I have just returned from a meeting in Portland, Oregon, ‘The Thermodynamics of Emotion Symposium 2019. It has been running for three years but this is the first time I’ve attended. It was quite a distance to travel but I found it really worthwhile. I was really excited to be meeting with like-minded…



Hiding resentment I have been struggling with too many balls in the air lately, which leads me to procrastinate. I spend time worrying about how much I have to do rather than doing anything about it. One of the things I had been worrying about is my time with the dogs. They need to be…

My dog as my therapist

Feature article about Anubis Therapy in Psychologies Magazine

  in a previous blog post I wrote about the difficulty of being a pioneer.   I mentioned a feature article coming up in Psychologies Magazine.   I had been invited to give Suzy Walker, editor-in-chief of  the magazine, an Anubis session with her canine companion Oscar.  The resulting article has just been published this month.  The…

My dog as my therapist | Published Articles

If only he could talk….Feature article from Psychologies Magazine

A new theory suggests that a dog’s behaviour reflects its owner’s emotional state.  Editor-in-Chief Suzy Walker tries to decode pet Oscar’s conduct to learn more about herself. Oscar, my cute cocker spaniel is barking and scratching to be let into my boss’ office, where I’m having a meeting. I am very lucky that the company…

My dog as my therapist

Anubis Therapy Pioneer

Problems of Being a Pioneer I am pioneering a new approach for self-development.  With Anubis Therapy I am working with our relationship with our dogs. When you work with me I provide a safe space for you to discuss the problems, feelings, concerns that you have about your dog, or dogs. My approach can lead…

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