This used to be a group blog, but these days it’s more my own personal blog. My name’s Phil Doré. I’m a nurse therapist working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. I used to blog anonymously under the username Zarathustra, and that’s still my WordPress ID, but these days I’m a lot more comfortable with attaching my own name to what I write. I blog and tweet in a personal capacity. Views are mine and not my employers, but they may hopefully become yours.
Over the years I’ve developed a particular blogging interest in cases where people have been abused by a counsellor or psychotherapist. Although I recognise that good, ethical use of talking therapies can transform lives for the better, I’ve also become very concerned by the lack of regulation in this field, and how that can allow all kinds of rogues to operate.
I’m available by e-mail at thus_spake_z at hushmail dot com. I also tweet at @thus_spake_z
In my spare time I enjoy hillwalking , travelling and doing voluntary work at music festivals. I have particular passions for Iceland and the Eurovision Song Contest.
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