John and Joanna do not know one another. They have never met, and yet the similar symptoms in their lives are as a result of learned beliefs and perceptions. Are you John, or Joanne?
Discovering the cost and value of counselling – or not!
There are a number of barriers that prospective clients of therapy perceive. The financial implications are just one of these but if the financial cost of employing guidance appears high, just imagine the ongoing costs without!
The truth is, who wouldn’t sooner fix the car or some other mechanical part of our lives? Who ever heard of a ‘mechanical’ stigma? When the car breaks down or needs attention, we might get emotional about it. The inconvenience, cost, all sorts of judgements but mostly we know it has to be done, and so we bite the bullet. [Read more…]
From the perspective of the patient, Tim talks about his experiences in finding a talking therapy – and the obstacles and challenges along the way.
I saw my first psychotherapist in around 2002. I didn’t want to, but I went anyway. I didn’t like the idea and it wasn’t unduly helpful, either. Wisely, I let the experience colour me against that individual, not the profession as a whole. It made me selective. I wondered if you might like to learn a little more about that. [Read more…]