Navigating the therapy minefield?

Sea binocularsWith seemingly an ever increasing number of therapies available, it can be hard to decide what to look for to ensure you have the help and support that is going to be best for you.  From the greater researched and evidence based therapies of Counselling, CBT, Psychotherapy and EMDR to Life Coaching and complimentary therapies such as Hypnotherapy and Reflexology.  Read more …..

Information gathering is often the beginning and speaking to the people and professionals around you can help greatly as well as using the internet to see what is accessible to you.  Deciding on what you want to achieve can also be a good starting point.

Communicating with psychological professional can be very helpful and therapists are often very open to providing all the information you need to make the choice that is best for you.  Therefore, calling or meeting or emailing may prove fruitful and you may want to contact a number of people to gain a view of their ideas and recommendations.  In making contact, your needs and how they can be met can be assessed and discussed.

For example, if you were suffering with panic attacks, initially some short term Cognitive Behavioural  based counselling may help greatly or Hypnotherapy could equally bring your thoughts and emotions under control.  This may continue into looking to resolve the roots of your anxiety via a talking therapy like Counselling or CBT based Counselling.  If you were suffering with the effects if a trauma such as feeling anxious when driving from when you had an accident last year, then CBT based counselling or EMDR may be of benefit (as recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence).  It’s important that the therapeutic intervention suits you and that you’re not fitted into the therapy.

As a unique being, you therapy should reflect this to ensure that your unique needs are met and delivered in a manner that best suits you.  Please contact me if you have any questions about this post or if I can be of assistance in anyway.


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