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QA 37. Dec 2012. Ten years down the road

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On December 9, 2012
2012 has been my tenth year as a “philosopher in private practice”. I’m a bit surprised to find that what began with a hunch and a leap of faith has developed in unanticipated directions, yet stayed true to its roots. The hunch concerned philosophy as a way of life. First, that philosophical activity – to […]
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QA 27. (Jan 11) The philosopher queen gets her gruntle back

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On January 21, 2011
(or A taste of my own medicine) * A small taste for those who have wondered how philosophical counselling/practice works. You might notice the constant inter-play of feelings, words, images and ideas, and how different strategies are utilised. Disgruntled, grumpy, ugh. A smuttering dissatisfaction, all the more annoying for its sheer pettiness. Objectless but fidgety, […]
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QA 15. (June 09) Essence of philosophical counselling

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On June 24, 2009
I have been explaining, exploring and writing about my philosophical counselling practice since I began in 2002. I’ve presented papers at conferences here in South Africa and in Canada and the US, which are available on my website along with other published articles. But recently a couple of friends challenged me to cut to the […]
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