Coming off medication – can counselling help?

The below article by Ceire Sadlier describes her experience involving both Doctors and Counsellors as she gradually decided to come off medication for anxiety & depression.

She describes something that many clients can feel namely the pressure to “come off” medication which can be unhelpful and in some cases dangerous if not managed correctly.

The article also describes an initial negative (and expensive) experience when looking for counselling support.  This is something many clients describe which underlines the need for clients to research their therapists and to look around until they find one which fits and where a therapeutic relationship can develop.

What may work for one client in terms of a therapist may not necessarily work for another.  Therapists have been trained in different modalities and also often have specific specialties and post qualification training in specific areas.  All questions to ask about when making contact.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/it-is-three-months-since-i-took-the-last-anti-depressant-1.3275077

How do I find the right therapist?

Client often report having difficulty finding the right services and indeed the right therapist when in a state of distress.  Often GP’s and many other services are just as confused.

Here is an informative article for those considering starting Psychotherapy from the Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/therapy-unlocked-a-guide-to-finding-the-right-therapist-for-you-1.2055346