Myths about Counselling



1. “Counselling/Therapy is for crazy people”.

The use of the term ‘crazy’ for people suffering from serious mental health conditions makes people offended, and it contributes to the stigma attached to it, making it even difficult to seek professional help. Most people who seek therapy are normal people who experience a rough patch in life. The help-seeking as a healthy coping mechanism to deal with difficult situations. Ignoring pain or chaos can have a real knock-on effect on your life, and sometimes therapy is the best way to get through this. Or perhaps you feel completely on your own, stuck or “hopeless” in your situation. Maybe you don’t want to burden your pain on others, or you feel everything’s too unbearable altogether for it to be resolved. This is not ‘crazy’ – its life being difficult.

2. “My counsellor will recognize what I’m considering as well as can read my psyche/mind”.

Despite the fact that directing and psychotherapy are frequently associated with investigating a portion of our most profound feelings and encounters, your specialist might know about these in the event that you let them know! They work for the most part on what you unveil to them also their inconspicuous perceptions of your conduct.

For instance, somebody who is talking about something extremely agonizing may carry on in a way that demonstrates that reviewing this experience is hard for them. They may sit with their arms crossed, get some distance from the advisor, or take a gander at the floor.

“It is important to note that your counsellor isn’t attempting to check you out or identify on the off chance that you are lying, they are simply endeavouring to improve understanding into your circumstance and thus how to help.

3. “I will be urged to accuse my parents of everything”.

While at times child issues might be applicable, treatment can be more about looking at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in current regular day to day existence as opposed to removing parts of the past.

So, in a few treatments, for example, psychodynamic treatment or psychoanalytical psychotherapy in your past is given more concentration than different treatments, for example, cognitive behaviour treatment. So, it is critical to talk about with your specialist whether you are open to doing this.

4. “Treatment can continue for a considerable length of time and years and years”.

When taking a look at to what extent you may need to see a counsellor, it is essential to consider your own individual circumstance and individual objectives for treatment. This discussion typically happens in your first session and can be talked about through with your specialist.

For somewhere in the range of, a progression of here and now treatment sessions (between eight to twenty sessions) is all that is expected to accomplish the objectives you have set up. Others may require long haul treatment that can continue for a while or more. This length of treatment is generally held for those attempting to work through a few progressing issues or more genuine and complex issues, for example, identity issue as well as a troublesome family history.

Despite which length or kind of treatment you pick, you are in control. So you have the alternative to end the treatment on the off chance that you don’t feel you are accomplishing what you need or gaining ground with your objectives.


5. “Counselling simply isn’t as viable as Medicine prescription”

Both therapy and drug have their advantages and their weaknesses and it is essential to consider the individual and their particular needs while considering which type of treatment will achieve positive change. What’s more, in some cases, it is a mix of treatment and a solution that yields the best outcomes for a person.

6. My specialist or therapist is only interested in the grounds that they are getting paid.

Despite the fact that it is anything but difficult to perceive how this misinterpretation has grabbed hold (psychotherapy/counselling has been known to be exceptionally costly) actually there are a lot of occupations that your counsellor could have picked which would pay significantly more cash.

The individuals who pick a profession in guiding, psychotherapy, brain science or psychiatry are for the most part determined by a need to help people around them. Also, numerous have managed mental issues themselves before looking for this occupation.

Different specialists may have a hypothetical enthusiasm for human issues and will need to broaden that hypothetical enthusiasm into functional help. In any case, your counsellor will sit before you with a certified enthusiasm for helping you defeat your issues and not just in light of the fact that they are paid to be there.

7. Being with my face to face counsellor is the main method for doing treatment.

All things considered, there is a wide range of discussions in which to face to face Psychotherapy. Counselling and psychotherapy have needed to adjust to enable people to fit treatment into to their modern lives. For instance, phone counselling, video counselling and email treatment, and Skype counselling are each of the extraordinary methods for contacting individuals who live in littler networks or might be excessively bashful at in the first place, making it impossible to meet vis-à-vis.

8. “Removing your pain and solve your problems quickly”.

Therapy is often not a quick-fix. Therapy can be uncomfortable, particularly if you don’t like to talk about yourself. The therapist is there to guide you with your internal journey, but they need your dedication and effort to look your innermost problems in the eyes, and to dive right through them. It’s a hugely brave thing to do, but the benefits you’ll reap once you’re on the ‘other side’ of your struggles will be massive and long-lasting. “Psychologists can see right through you” is something not only therapists, but also psychology graduates, can attest to hearing frequently. No, no, and no. You might think therapists have all the answers, and you could be either waiting for or dreading the moment they’ll tear your psyche open and reveal the root cause of all your problems. Yes, they’re experts in what they do, but they’re not psychic mind readers. In most cases, you’ll be undergoing an internal process where you’re talking about your problems is part of getting better AND giving the conversation between yourself and the therapist a helpful direction. There are many types of therapy however, and some emphasis your own talking more than others who emphasis the therapist’s analyses or suggestions more. The type of therapy that works best for a person depends on the psychological issues and also what works best for the struggling individual. There’s no perfect solution that’s suitable for all people.