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Thought for today:
 
‘Psychotherapy is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing.’
 
— Thomas Szasz
 
#thoughtfortoday #psychotherapy #confidential #conversation #notfixing
 
That was World Mental Health Day (yesterday).
 
My social feeds are now full of something else.
 
The conversation has moved on, just like that.
 
Did anything change?
 
For me, I read many well-meaning statements that were incorrect.
 
So I feel the need to say that this is a difficult YEAR for everyone.
 
And to dispel a few myths.
 
Psychotherapy and counselling are functionally the same.
 
Psychotherapy is not about fixing, illness, medicalisation, or broken people.
 
Our emotions are not failings.
 
Even on my US-based coaching course I have been told “psychotherapy is all about fixing broken people”.
 
This is one of those myths that needs to be laid to rest. I’ll start.

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