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The Road to Recovery is not smooth

Continual improvement in therapy is the exception, not the rule. Stalls and deterioration may indicate a problem with the client, therapist or both, but may also be a sign of progress onto dealing with greater difficulties masked by the initial problem. The impression...

Change occurs outwith therapy

Therapeutic change is due more to factors outwith therapy than any one aspect of therapy. Factors outwith the session are at least as important as our rapport with our clients…and much more important than our years of experience or the technique we’re using. The...

How will you know you’re a better therapist?

Solution-Oriented therapists ask clients how they will know when they are better. Therapists often wish to be better in their role, but few ask the Miracle Question of themselves. Solution-Oriented therapists often ask clients the Miracle Question: Suppose that one...

Relaxed Therapists make better therapists

Relaxation improves our performance, benefitting us and our clients. We promote relaxation in our clients but we rarely apply our approaches and techniques to ourselves. Both physical and psychological therapists promote relaxation as a way of decreasing disease and...