Therapy can help you, but the magic happens out there in your day to day life

Ever wondered what it takes for psychotherapy to work?

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Aug 14, 2017
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So often when therapy comes to an end, clients want to thank me for the difference it has made, and how much they feel it has benefitted their lives.

While this is a lovely thing, it is important both for clients, and me to remember that the therapy room is not where change actually takes place.

Therapy is a catalyst. A place where new information comes to light, where different perspectives and ways of seeing become available, and where a strong, caring relationship can enable clients to face and feel things they may previously have shied away from.

But that is all. Information, insight and perspective are of little use if there is not also change. Change in thinking, change in what you choose to do, and in how you go about it.  The magic of therapeutic work is all the clients. It is they who take their learning and apply it, often with consequences and cost as well as benefit, in pursuit of the progress and change they want to enact.

I salute all those courageous enough not only to come to therapy and truly see, but also to take what they notice and use it to fuel their personal growth.  Each and every one of you is an inspiration.

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Fe Robinson

I am here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to clients based in Durham. I am UKCP Accredited, BACP Registered, and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists locally. I have worked in private practice, the NHS, and in charitable organisations, with a wide range of clients and conditions.

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