Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or a more open-ended approach?
When you come to see a counsellor there is usually a specific problem and you can work with this in different ways. A more solution based approach like CBT Counselling can be helpful in understanding how critical you have been about yourself. As you become more mindful, you learn how to challenge this way of thinking and work on practical strategies that help you deal with situations in a more creative way.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which can last up to twelve sessions, gives you the tools to do this. But it can take longer. Then it’s helpful to be in a supportive relationship where you can work through your problems as they occur over a period of time. Having someone travelling with and understanding what you are struggling with, can make all the difference.
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‘The point is not to change ourselves.
The point is to make friends with who we already are’.
How Therapy Helps
Someone coming into therapy will often see it as a way of getting rid of their problem. This quote is really saying you can’t do this. But once you understand how you are ‘misusing’ your talents, you can make changes and use them in a more creative way. As you do this you can become more confident about your relationships and more able to handle the situations that have been troubling you.
Often someone comes into therapy when they realise they have reached an impasse or a particular ‘knot’ they can’t undo. From a practical perspective it doesn’t make sense the difficulties you’re getting into, but in spite of your best intentions the same situation or outcome keeps arising. If you’d like to find out more about how this can happen go to My Subjective Logic