The media is full of stories of how professional football coaches have been abusing people in their care albeit many years ago. Who should be making sure these coaches are suitable and qualified for pastoral care? Has all this been part of a huge abdication of responsibility by those who should be in charge of taking care of young people.
Annie discusses the concept of Grief with me. The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal. There are five stages of normal grief that were first proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book “On Death and Dying.” Source
Greed- An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth: "Many ... attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed" (Henry Fawcett).
Greed seems to be everywhere you look in this world in which we live and I wanted to learn more about the concept of Greed. Once again Annie gives us the benefit of her expertise.
Annie Bennett discusses depression with Vince following a very tragic death of a young student. How can people teach children to avoid becoming depressed? A lady is calling for the subject to be addressed in the UK National Curriculum. Is this possible? Do people still view depression as a weakness?
The schoolgirl, who underwent her fourth termination in 2012, is among more than 200 under-16s to have had repeat abortions in Britain in the past three years. The figures seem to be oblivious to the numbers of abortions meaning these could all have become human beings. We looked at whether there is any connection between these figures and the kinds of teaching now criticised by Ofsted-the teaching watchdog. The quote is thus, "A study by think-tank Civitas revealed that inspectors think it is 'inconceivable' for children to be learning from a textbook." Surely children do need to be given moral guidance in their youngest years.
The Uruguayan footballer, Luis Suarez, disgraced himself at the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil. However, there is far more to discuss than the rantings of football pundits whose main concern might be the flow of money around the football world. Annie discusses the implications of the Luis Suarez incident and we look at the difference between actually biting and showing you wanted to bite. We also looked at the conviction of Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville et al and whether it has traumatised people who have been their fans.
Love Addiction .Annie is one of the UK’s foremost psychotherapists specialising in love addiction. Her work has featured across the media, particularly her book, The Love Trap, about breaking free from love addiction.
She is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, is listed with UK Registered Counsellors, and has a diploma in counselling therapy.
Annie is also a recognised provider for health insurance companies such as BUPA. She founded her Harley Street practice in 2004, after working at some of the world’ s leading centres for addiction therapy, including as visiting therapist at the US Meadows Centre for Trauma and Addiction. Her integrative methods draw on cognitive behavioural therapy, person- centred counselling, family systems and experiential approaches.