The purpose of this blog is to inform the public about:
- the negative, and sometimes dangerous, aspects of psychotherapy
- the lack of substantial research to support almost all types of psychotherapy and the basic premise of psychotherapy itself
- the reality behind the facade of psychotherapy regulation
It is based on my experiences, my research and my reflections on psychotherapy and regulation. I feel that I was conned, and that the system that purports to protect against abuses is dysfunctional. I hope this blog helps others to avoid similar experiences.
On this blog, psychotherapy (the Con) means all the various forms of talk therapy, regardless of the educational background or licensing status of the practitioner. The terms psychotherapist or therapist (Grifter) refer to any practitioners of talk therapy, regardless of whether they use the title psychotherapist, therapist, counseller, mental health counsellor, social worker or a similar title. Clients/patients are Marks.
This is my blog. I will call it like I see it. I will use snark and profanity.
I will make no effort to spare the feelings of
grifters therapists or therapy apologists. If you’re one of those, you can hang out here and comment if you like. But keep this image in mind: A hawk using its claws to split open the breast of a pigeon. You’re the pigeon.
My role models are the law school scam bloggers from the USA. They are brutally honest, defiant and brave. Not to mention great writers. And funny!
You don’t have to take my word for a single thing. I encourage you to do your own research and your own thinking. Be skeptical and critical.
I have changed or removed the identifying details of certain persons, groups and organizations.
This blog is not intended to replace professional medical, legal or other advice. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on third-party websites that I link to.
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