Love After Love – Poem by Derek Walcott

Joanna Onoufriou Uncategorized

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here.  Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give break. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you …

All in the brain

Terry Cooper Uncategorized

This open letter by Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Liverpool University is a response to Stephan Fry’s recent programme on exploration of manic depression, which is part of the current BBC series on mental health, ‘In the Mind’. Professor Bentall challenges the reductionistic view that mental illness is all about genetics and therefore mostly outside of peoples’ ability …

THE BULLY PLAYS

Jenner Roth Standard

In 2014 at Spectrum’s annual winter workshop for our postgraduate continued education programme, we focussed on the manifestation and fallout of abuse.  We invited the author and playwright Nell Dunn to share with us her newest work, “The Bully Plays”.  These plays were written to be studied, discussed, adapted and performed by students in secondary schools as a way to …

The Quantum Dynamic and the Formative Process – Stanley Keleman

Terry Cooper Standard

The psychotherapy we offer at Spectrum is based upon four decades of studying Formative Psychology with Stanley Keleman the creator and founder of this magnificent body of work. Stanley’s contribution to our lives and work at Spectrum is immeasurable; it is woven into the fabric of who we are as people and is core to how we identify ourselves and …

Thoughts on communication: serve and return

Jenner Roth Standard

A couple of years ago in our annual continued professional development February winter workshop, Anni McTavish, one of our professional community, introduced us to the work of Edward Tronick with mothers and infants and his concept of serve and return as a model of communication which builds a healthy sense of self and other. It’s a simple and effective model …

Couples Therapy

Terry Cooper Couples Therapy, Standard

Spectrum’s couples work seeks to identify and respond to obstacles that get in the way of satisfying contact and communication for couples. Relationships are always in a state of flux and the process requires new behaviours in response to change taking place.  Our goal is to help couples form a basis for relating through cooperation, caring behaviours, understanding, respect, tolerance, …

The Story of Spectrum

Joanna Onoufriou History

Our reflections and reminiscing of the past forty-five years consist of three stories: Jenner’s, Terry’s and what we built together in the form of Spectrum. It is the nature of our work to share personal experiences and stories and this is how we will respond to the questions we have been asked to address. We hope you enjoy it.   …