Counselling isn’t something that we massively buy in to in the UK. The Americans are all over it with their therapists, but we are still catching up. Talking therapy is on the rise and more and more people are adding it to their mental health treatment plan.
I’ve had mixed results with counselling. I can absolutely see the benefit, but you must find someone that fits with you. Someone you like, someone you feel comfortable talking to. Someone that listens and helps work through your issues.
The first experience that I had with counselling was pretty bad. The women kind of tilted her head to one side and said ok in a patronising tone. She also didn’t make any notes… this should be a major red flag for anyone.
A counsellor should talk about your history to understand where you’ve come from. They should talk about where you are right…
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