On Travelling Hopefully - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 5(3)1989
Use and Abuse in Psychotherapy - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 7(2) 1990
Rescuers and Containers: Fathers and Mothers? - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 9(1) 1992
Spaces in Between - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 10(4) 1994
Love in the time of Psychotherapy - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 13(2) 1996
Supervision, its vicissitudes and issues of frequency in "Supervision: Psychoanalytic and Jungian Perspectives" - Ed. Clarkson, Whurr Publishers 1998
To Live or Not to Live – a paper on Evil – Unpublished paper (1998) given in house at LCP
Ocnophilia and the Interpretation of Transference - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 16(4) 2000
Love and Hate in the Therapeutic Encounter - in "Love and Hate: Psychoanalytic Perspectives", Ed. David Mann, Brunner-Routledge 2002
A Sense of Entitlement: vicissitudes of working with ‘Special’ Patients - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol.19 (2) 2002
Surviving Oedipus: explorations of the erotic transference and countertransference with male patients. - Unpublished paper (2004) given in house at London Centre for Psychotherapy and elsewhere
Enactments in the Counter-transference - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol.23 (2) 2007
Seduction and Betrayal - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 26 (1) 2010
A Question of Absence – British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 26(3) 2010
Supervision of Initial Assessments – Journal of the British Association for Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Supervision, Winter 2010
Hopelessness in the Analysis - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 31 (3) 2015
Clinical Commentary (38) - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 33 (4) 2017
Vicissitudes of a Training Therapy - British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 36 (2) 2020
The Impossibility of Knowing
My book is a collection of some of my previously published papers and stresses the ‘not knowing’, humane, professional yet loving stance that I take as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. It integrates and collates many of the above papers. The title arose from a letter I received at the end of a patient's therapy, in which he wrote:"thank you for teaching me that the answer is that there are no answers"
“The Impossibility of Knowing: Dilemmas of a Psychotherapist” - (Karnac books 2011, London), is available from Amazon - click here for details.
Part I centres on patients with specific types of psychopathology who pose particular difficulties for the analyst in forming a working alliance.
Part II is concerned with relationships where love, hate and the erotic are a focal part of the analytic encounter
Part III defines some particular, and rather extreme, challenges to analytic work – e.g. enactments, the absent patient and general everyday dilemmas.