Have you ever had counselling? What was the experience like for you? Was it helpful, scary, challenging, worthwhile? How much did it change your life – or not?
We’re building a collection of articles on our website about all aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, and we’d really like to hear from people who have attended sessions – not necessarily at Marple Cross – who would like to share their experiences by writing anonymously on the website.
How might writing about my therapy help?
Many people find that writing about their therapy can help them absorb or consolidate the work they’ve done in sessions, helping them to reflect on how they’re getting on in their lives. It might help you look back on the work you did in therapy as an achievement or a great learning experience.
Writing about your own therapy might also help other people: Deciding to approach a therapist can be a daunting prospect, and reading about other people’s experiences of the process could be very helpful to someone who is unsure whether to take the plunge. You could write about things like:
- What brought you to counselling or psychotherapy?
- How did you choose your therapist?
- What did you find out about yourself as a result of the therapy?
- What were the highs and lows of the counselling process?
- Has it had an impact on you and your family?
Not just counselling and psychotherapy
Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the benefits of attending a meditation group, or been treated by a complementary practitioner or a hypnotherapist? We’d love to hear your experiences of those too, as we firmly believe in the link between physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to feeling better about yourself.
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