People often worry that the cost of therapy will be too excessive for their budget, and this stops them from taking advantage of the benefits that counselling can offer.
But the real issue to consider is time.
The kind of counselling that I practice comes under the category of "Narrative and Brief Therapy", and can offer changes very quickly in some circumstances.
Many of the couples who have worked with me have seen positive, lasting changes in as few as six counselling sessions. Other couples or families work on their problem project a bit longer- between eight and fifteen therapy meetings to identify the problem, make changes, and support new habits.
Narrative and Brief Therapy is also used in something called 'single session therapy'. I have practiced 'single session therapy' for over three years in a walk-in mental health setting, and have seen people resolve problem situations in one to three meetings.
1. Separating the Problem from the Person means that change can happen very quickly, partly because the person does not have to overhaul their own character. We work on the relationship to the problem, the beliefs and habits that keep the Problem active, and focus on environment as well as feelings and ideas.
2. Working in collaboration with a team (people that you think would be helpful) means that changes are noticed and supported, and the environment around the person becomes more helpful, and less Problem-focused.
3. Using evaluation and feedback helps us make sure that we are all on track. Noticing what works, what stands out and what is changing allows the therapy to be more effective, and more responsive to exactly what you need.
You really don't have to wait any longer to get changes happening in your relationships.
Circumstances don't have to be perfect before you can get started.
Even a small change can make a big difference to how your family feels.
Let's talk about what it might look like for you.
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