Jethro Adlington [onlinetherapy]
Which is your specialty in psychology?
I work as an online therapist
What types of clients do you work with?
A whole range of presenting issues from anxiety, self esteem, relationships, depression and many more
Is there a web site or blog where we can learn more about you?
Yes, you can have a look at www.jethroshouse.co.uk. I also have some info on You Tube that relates to my book ( Online Therapy - Reading Between The Lines ). This is a book that foocuses on how NLP ( neuro linguistic programming ) can be utilised in online therapy.
What methods do you employ? Could you briefly explain the principles your approach is based on?
Im trained as an NLP psychotherapist and trainer so thats the mainstay of the way I work but I have also trained in Cognitive Therapy and Solution Focuses Therapy too, so I use an eclectic mixture when working
How do you market your services? Where do your new clients come from?
Well mostly come from my web site for online work.
How obsolete is Freud today?
He clinging on with his teeth and wearing dentures but whats he clinging on to?
What are some simple things that one can to do to fight stress and anxiety?
Change the way one thinks
Have realistic goals
Sort out current practical problems
Depression is almost epidemic. What is going wrong on the societal level?
Well you need to have a loook at the Human Givens model if you want to consider the societal element to mental illness
What do dreams mean?
In a nutshell, its the brain "defragging".
Why is it so difficult for us to forgive ourselves?
I cant help feeling that says something about you. Do you have a problem forgiving yourself? How do you do that?
What does the phenomenon of falling in love consist of? Is there a cure?
Its all about the chemistry. Who would want to cure something thats not an illness?
What are the keys to creating healthy relationships?
Healthy self worth and direct communication with each other. Knowing the ten demandments too !!
What new trends in psychology have stirred up your interest the most?
Well I have found that a lot of "new" trends are NLP repackaged in another form. I have noticed that the cognitive therapist lobby are now using "imagery", well thats not new at all.
How is the creative personality different from others?
Well in NLP there is the Walt Disney strategy for creativity. It seems that his model for creativity works well enough. I dont think there is a creative "personality" but a model for doing "creativity" that can be learned.
What is a “healthy” ego?
Im not sure. Is that like a healthy apple or child? Ive never seen a healthy or unhealthy ego.
Which are the most common psychological problems of artists and creative people in general?
I dont think its helpful to categorise that way
What kinds of people do you think are at high risk for addiction?
People that do not feel that they have their emotional needs met
Is it possible to program the unconscious mind for success?
What books do you recommend to help us develop a better understanding of ourselves?
There are so many. Too many to list here
In the past there was a lot of stigma associated with going to therapy, but now it is rather fashionable. When is and when isn't help from a psychotherapist necessary?
When the client feels that its not required
How should one deal with a friend who "psychoanalyzes" without having been asked to do so?
Tell them to stop doing it using the three part message
Give us a simple prescription for happiness
Success is an inside job