Lisa Fleming

Psychotherapy, counselling and coaching in Sydney

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Tragic story; therapy to change ‘feminine’ boy created a troubled man

June 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This is a tragic story about a man who committed suicide at age 38 after having undergone therapy from the age of five to try and make him less feminine. His mother claimed she wanted him to have a normal life. Assuming the mother’s motivation was as she claimed, and not the result of latent [...]

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Cycling in a skirt – the Taliban says “No”

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A woman riding her bike in New York City is stopped by a policeman. Why? She was wearing a skirt, and the policeman said that her exposed skin may be a distraction to motorists and cause them to crash. He threatened to fine her and told her to change into trousers! Is this a case [...]

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Is there an epidemic of mental illness?

June 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The New York Review of Books features an interesting article about the epidemic of mental illness in the US, which reviews three new books about the large number of people proscribed anti-depressant and other psycho-active medication, and questioning how effective those treatments are. The move to psycho-pharmacology, the reasons why it happened, and the uncertain results, [...]

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Slutwalk – don’t blame the victim

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

There have been a wave of slut walks around the world recently;┬áSydney is having one today. The slut walks have evolved as a response to a security guard on a US university campus advising students not to “dress like sluts” to avoid being raped. I see these slut walks as a welcome discussion about not [...]

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Back to work

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Maternity leave is over for me, and I’m back at work. I plan on updating this blog as regularly as I can manage – hope you find something interesting here.

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Hello and welcome

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Welcome to my new site. My practice is currently on hold while I’m on maternity leave, but feel free to take a look around while you’re here.

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