Well I never!
I thought I was being a heretic when I tell people that going over painful old ground, as is done in counselling, does not help people which is the feedback I have got from the 65% of my clients who have already been through counselling.
In last week’s Telegraph there was an article titled: “Counselling for victims of terror can make the trauma a lot worse”. This was the verdict of Sir Simon Wessely, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and apparently Britain’s leading psychiatrist.
To be fair he said this in the context of the recent terrorist attacks and fire; however, surely the same applies to anxiety and depression? How does reliving the trauma help? In my experience and that of the majority of my clients, it doesn’t.
So why is it the default mental health therapy?
There is an alternative!
At The Mark Newey Method, we teach people how their Unconscious works, how they’re creating the anxious reality they don’t want and empower them to sort it out. No more PTSD.