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Therapy is too good to be limited to the sick.    


                                                                     Erving Polster.

Resarch shows that around 85% of people who try a talking therapy feel some benefit. 


The most important aspect is to find the counsellor or therapist who is right for you. There are so many different ways and types of training it can seem a minefield. Research shows, however, the most important aspect is the connection you feel with your counsellor or therapist. Whether you feel understood, and being able to trust they have your best interests at heart even if it gets difficult. 


The other, equally important thing to consider, is your own motivation and your willingness to engage with the process, even if this is difficult, or when there is low mood, depression or anxiety. Your therapist can help you explore all your feelings, even lack of them.


Needless to say, it is important your counsellor/therapist is properly trained, with appropriate and valid qualifications. I also believe it is important that they themselves have been through the therapeutic process themselves. This will allow them to be thoroughly present for you and your concerns.


There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way.                                                   

                                                        Andre Agassi

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