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If you haven't started therapy or would like to learn more please follow the links below:
HAVOCA - Therapy There are many and diverse schools of counselling and psychotherapy which tends to be confusing for the lay person. Whichever model a therapist has adopted the relationship between therapist and client is crucial and the key to change, growth and successful therapy. Affective therapy is a humanistic integrative model which emphasizes the observation of one's own feelings and reactions to others as a basis for understanding of the self whilst also using methods and aspects of various therapies.
Our Therapy Section will help you learn more about therapy and how it could help you.
Work in progress though!!!!
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i wouldnt have got this far without it. To have that time/space once a week working alongside someone who knows what they're talking about though who acts as a companion rather than someone who knows it all - being able to explore all manner of things in a safe and trusting environment has been priceless. My T has for the most part been a huge financial outlay but i'd gladly make and do make sacrifices elsewhere to continue with this precious therapeutic tool.
I know it doesnt work/suit everyone but i've found it a lifeline and would be way behind in my recovery without it.
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I read this and thought cripes !
But a good therapist or counsellor can help immensely. Yes counselling is starting to help. So I guess my very very reserved answer is yes
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One of the best things i have done in the last year.
So definitely yes.
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To validate things that I have never given credence to.
To acknowledge that things feel the way that they do
To say that it is okay - whatever it is.
To mirror thoughts, to discuss ideas, to understand.
Yes it is helpful - essential to help me to move forwards.. for so many years I have made my own decisions that things are the opposite of the above (when I actually knew they weren't) and to have someone help me to shift my stance - even if only a little - while I can re-adjust my equilibrium in order to take the next tentative step.
Luckily I have found someone who I trust - as much as I ever will anyone in this scenario - and who I click with. If I hadn't, I would imagine that it would probably do more harm than good.
So in a nusthell, yes I have found therapy helpful.
My initial contacts with the NHS were problematic, but the short course of counseling I received did help - even though it opened Pandora's Box. I am now working with a voluntary sector organisation, and I am overwhelmed by their kindness, understanding and by their fantastic professionalism. I have been given a clear model for monitoring my progress, and it has been made clear that I have plenty of opportunity for accessing information kept about me and for negotiating with staff about the interventions I want/need.
For the first time in my life I am beginning to think that I might have a future.
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So yes, it is helpful, but it's also a massive investment, financially, emotionally and in time. I wouldn't be where I am just now without it, but it's by no means an easy journey.