Talking Therapies or Medication – Which is easier to access?

An article from the Irish Independent a few years ago highlighting the bias toward medication when tackling mental health concerns.

Unfortunately, it also points out that while talk therapy can be a potent alternative, accessibility and long waiting lists provide an obstacle for clients.

Please contact us here if access to psychotherapy services is proving difficult.

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/talk-therapy-options-replace-medication-26735346.html

How relevant is the type (or school) of psychotherapy my therapist uses?

With so many forms of psychotherapy in use in Ireland & beyond it can be daunting knowing which might be best for you.  Often there is misinformation and “flavor of the month” therapies being pushed too which may not work for specific clients with specific issues.

Here is an  article highlighting the importance of the relationship between client and therapist in terms of successful outcomes.  The school of therapy the practitioner employs (CBT, Person Centered, Gestalt etc)  is less important.

This is an important point for clients to consider when choosing a therapist.

 

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