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Is counselling right for me?

  • PUBLISHED WED 17:09, 4 OCT 2017
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  • UPDATED MON 11:26, 20 AUG 2018
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  • BY TRACY BOND

How to decide whether talking therapy can help you

We humans are complicated creatures. Isn't it amazing to think that no two of us are ever exactly alike? Billions of us on planet Earth and we're all different, with different lives, different challenges, different problems.

However there's one way in which we're not so different from one another after all.

The way that our thoughts, feelings and behaviour are linked in such a way that changes in any one of them will affect the other two is exactly the same for everybody.

Take a look at the image below. It's called the Cognitive Triangle.

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What it illustrates is the interlink between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and that it is possible to influence or change one by changing another. It doesn't matter which one you start with, hence why it's a triangle and not linear. For example we can alter the way that we feel about something by changing either our behaviour or our thoughts, whichever is the easiest or makes more sense to begin with.

So, the answer is YES!

To answer the question raised by the title. If a person has issues relating to how they feel, what they think or how they behave, counselling can certainly help.

If you're reading this, then perhaps you're not feeling 100% right now and not sure what to do or what it might cost. My name is Tracy and I offer a FREE introductory session, a warm welcome and a really comfortable chair. The intro is normally for about half an hour during which time we can check that we want to work together and I'll answer any questions that you might have.

When you're ready please click here to make a booking enquiry.

 

 

If you think you might prefer some one-to-one help with any issues you might be facing, the best place to find a qualified, reputable therapist is on the BACP website here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/how-to-find-a-therapist/.

Or, if you're close enough to Alsager you might like to click here to make a booking with me.

 


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