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It’s a sad fact that many people are afraid of therapy. It is a very real phenomenon which can deprive you of help because of three objections based on beliefs about counselling and therapy.

Limiting beliefs are based on some common myths, misunderstandings and associations.

in a world so preoccupied with happiness, success, wellbeing and fulfilment, there is an equal and opposite tension that deflects people from the things could help them achieve them. Though being afraid of therapy is understandable, it’s nevertheless surprising that some people are prepared to suffer with a problem rather than solve it.

Bearing in mind that personal distress can affect not just the sufferer – it ripples out to those around them – you’d think that these objections would be easy to overcome.

It is surprising that some people are prepared to suffer with a problem rather than solve it.

It’s ironic that while it is seen as irresponsible not to seek help with a physical illness, there is a taboo against wanting to fix an ailment of the spirit (if ‘spirit’ turns you off, try ‘psyche’ or ‘mind’).

Whatever the cause of one’s personal difficulty, there are times when we get stuck and are able to resolve things as we’d like. For most things, as a time like that, we’d seek professional help. But not, apparently, where our own wellbeing is concerned.

Even with something as mundane as stress the statistics are as startling as the effects are damaging.

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