What makes some clients more 'successful' than others in therapy? Why do some clients get more out of therapy than do others? Is it all down to the nature of the therapeutic relationship or is it also about the relationship the client has with themselves?
What could be the most common question in counselling ... what about: "how do you feel about that?" Whether in-training or qualified, counsellors do use this question but what is its true purpose and intent ... and how do people who are not familiar with their feelings - or who cannot express feelings - manage this intervention? This article offers some ideas in order to be more discerning & creative with clients who struggle to be aware of emotions.
There's a reason why our emotions are also called our 'feelings': it's because they also evoke physical sensations in our bodies. Learning to tune in can help us stay well, emotionally and physically.
Anger management is one of the most common phrases searched for on counselling and psychotherapy websites. Whilst anger is a natural emotion that has evolved to help us survive as a species, it can also be frightening and damaging, both to the angry person themselves and to those on the receiving end. But there is help available.