Counselling Myths Dispelled

The firm has an excellent reputation and a very high level of professionalism.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

Starting counselling can be a daunting time. You may find yourself second guessing your decision. We’re busting the myths you may find yourself repeating to put off starting counselling.

If you’re experiencing changes or challenges within your family relationships, counselling could help. But the myths you may hear can be off putting if this is something you’re new to.

It’s Only For People With Serious Mental Health Issues Or For Those In Crisis

It can be of enormous benefit for a whole host of people and range of issues.

The Counsellor Gives Advice

It’s far more sustainable and empowering for the client to gain insight and skills to address their own issues.

The Counsellor Has To Have Experienced Whatever The Client Is Going Through

Counsellors are highly trained using techniques and theories to help the client, regardless of the issue, better understand themselves and achieve their goals.

I Can Talk To My Family And Friends, So Why Do I Need A Counsellor?

An entirely different relationship, the counsellor utilises specialist skills to help manage emotional and behavioural issues. All within a private and confidential space.

I Will Have To Talk About My Childhood

Some clients may want to explore their past and how it impacts on their present. Others may want to focus on their present and how it informs their future. It is always entirely client led.

Surely I’m Too Old To Change?

Neuroscientists have evidenced our brains are very malleable. Empathy and compassion help create new neural pathways in the brain, with potential for new beliefs and behaviours.

Only Face To Face Therapy Works

Since the pandemic more therapists have undergone comprehensive training to work online. Research shows that it provides the same quality of care as traditional therapy.

Counsellors Have Their Own Lives All Worked Out

It can seem that way but to work ethically they need to have undergone their own long-term therapy and regular supervision.

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Our specialist counselling service can give you the confidential support and advice you may be looking for. Send us an email or call 0345 604 4911 if you’d like to find out more and book your 30-minute appointment.

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