Counselling for Toads
Toad’, the famous character in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows is in a very depressed state and his good friend’s Rat, Mole and Badger, are ‘worried that he might do something silly’…
First, they nursed him. Then they encouraged him. Then they told him to pull himself together… Finally, Badger could stand it no longer. That admirable animal, though long on exhortation, was short on patience.
” Now look here Toad, this can go on no longer’, he said sternly. ‘There is only one thing left. You must have counselling! ”
As couple counsellors, we love this book based on a model of counselling called trans actual Analysis How we all have a Parent, Child and an Adult active in us and how these states affect couple relationships
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