Part of mental health is responding appropriately to our own suffering, keeping faith in our ability to take corrective action.
Our early carers can act as a behaviour mirror for us. Where that mirror was distorted, counselling and psychotherapy can help in adulthood.
Person-centred counselling approaches psychological therapy from the point of view that we are all capable of developing ourselves, given sympathetic conditions.
As a counsellor, I have seen many people recover from mental illness. Here are four things which, in my experience, help any person’s recovery.
We can grow up silent and bottled up, or verbose and self-defensive. Counselling can help us to find more moderate ways to communicate and behave.
How do we choose a therapist? And how do we know when therapy is going well?