I have done a lot of work with groups, organisations, the press and media. In my assessments I carried out research in practice and helped people to clarify their issues, questions and the changes they wanted. I did this through a process of finding out as much as possible about the factors and influences contributing to their situations in order to provide professional advice. I used ‘positive psychology’ with a firm commitment to the humanistic psychology principles of acceptance, congruence and empathy. I am using the same approach in blog writing.