This is my first blog, and a new opportunity to share some thoughts with you all. One of the issues that has been concerning me recently has been words, and the meaning of words. Specifically, some of the jargon we take for granted but that puzzles clients. Take ‘unconditional positive regard’. To me, this sounds both patronising and unrealistic. How about ‘wholehearted non-judgemental attention’? ‘Unconditional’ cannot be guaranteed: we are neither doctors nor priests. Conditions are bound to exist – we have sponsoring organisations to consider. What do you think? Over to you.