Uncommon Therapists can help you with…
How to choose counselling or psychotherapy that helps - quickly.
If you are here you are probably looking for help. Not all psychotherapy and counselling (these terms are interchangeable) are the same. Perhaps you’ve had therapy before and got some benefit. Maybe it helped to talk to someone but somehow you still had the problem. If you have been suffering then the first part of any therapy should get you feeling better fast.
The hallmarks of effective therapy
Everybody sometimes finds that life and emotional problems bring them down. Good therapy should teach you skills and give you abilities that you didn’t have before. It should also get you feeling better, more optimistic and have a greater sense of control.
For example good therapy for depression should not only lift the depression quickly but also prevent future relapses back into depression later on in life (1)
An Uncommon therapist above all focuses on your comfort and health and wellbeing. Painful explorations of unhappy pasts is an old fashioned out dated therapy idea. Because of how the brain learns we now know that purely focusing on the bad stuff tends to produce...more bad feelings.
A good therapist works with great empathy like an emotional coach teaching you skills and providing a combined therapy of all the best approaches such as solution focused hypnotherapy, cognitive and behavioral approaches. As a human being, you have instincts, thoughts and behaviours. Uncommon therapy applies to all these parts of you, not just one.
The confusing choice in counselling and therapy
Since the 1960’s there has been a bewildering number of different types of therapies on offer. But human psychological problems don’t actually vary that much (2)
So much is now known about how emotional problems ‘work’ and how they are caused and also the best way to lift them. Psychotherapy/counseling is slowly catching up with the latest scientific information. If you need a tooth extracted or filled you don’t want hundreds of different approaches, you want to feel there is a consensus as to what has gone wrong and what needs to happen next. You also want treatment to be quick, effective and comfortable!
Uncommon therapists are up to the minute as far as psychological insight and technique is concerned.
What your Uncommon Therapist won’t do
What your Uncommon therapist will do
Your Uncommon therapist will seek to get you feeling better quickly
(1) Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 26, 574. See also: Danton, W., Antonuccio, D. and Rosenthal, Z.
(2) Human Givens: A New Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking ISBN: 1899398317
(3) Yapko, M.D. Suggestions of Abuse: True and False Memories of Childhood Trauma. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994
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