Counselling and Psychotherapy: Myths and Misconceptions

Jess Taylor, 3rd year Psychology Student at Nottingham Trent University, interviews Michelle to challenge some of the myths we often hear about therapy and counselling.

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Jess asks the following:

Myths & Misconceptions
  1. Only focusses on people with mental illness
  2. Admitting you need help and seeking therapy is weak
  3. Problems can be solved in one or two sessions
  4. The client lies on a sofa and the therapist sits and makes notes
  5. Therapy is passive
  6. Therapy is expensive for what it involves
  7. Talking with a family member or friend is just as effective
  8. The therapist blames my problems on my childhood experiences
Counselling Myths