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…

Labrador retrievers | Reflections

Best-laid Schemes

So I had my Easter weekend all planned out.  And you know what they say about best-laid schemes. This last month I have been focusing on training with Archie, my working lab, and noticing, and recording, my own emotions as I progress.  This is part of the research I am working on. A friend was…


Is Your Dog the Key to Your Unconscious?

Is your dog the key to your unconscious?  Does how your dog behaves tell you things about yourself ?  Is your dog tuned into feelings that you are trying to tune out of? Are you at the end of your tether with your dog?  How does your dog make you feel? The work I am…

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