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Brief Counselling or Open-ended Counselling?

Brief Counselling or Open-ended Counselling?

"Brief/Focal" counselling or "Open Ended" counselling - which method of therapy might suit you best?

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Can I ask my Doctor/GP for Counselling?

Can I ask my Doctor/GP for Counselling?

Counselling is available on the NHS - with associated waiting lists. You may be introduced to cheaper forms of self-help therapies before you are considered to meet with a fully qualified and experienced therapist.

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Do I have to pass (or fail?) an Evaluation to get Counselling?

Do I have to pass (or fail?) an Evaluation to get Counselling?

Entering private counsellor does not require an examination, or like IAPT/NHS counselling, does not require you try something else before being offered counselling.

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Don’t I have to be mental to go to a counsellor?

Don’t I have to be mental to go to a counsellor?

Someone new to counselling might be afraid that they'll be diagnosed with a mental illness. This FAQ explains how counsellors and psychotherapists are not psychiatrists and fears of counselling don't need to keep you away if you might like to work through some emotional or cognitive matters that you feel may be holding you back.

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How do I begin Counselling?

How do I begin Counselling?

Beginning counselling or group therapy is quite straightforward - and this article describes an easy overview of how you begin counselling/therapy with Dean Richardson

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