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Other Resources

There's a lot of materials on the internet. May of these say that they are 'they only way' or they get perfect results. I believe it is really an element of 'horses for courses', and that there are many different successful approaches. This site is aimed to take a potpourri of techniques and tools out there

Types of Therapy

GoodTherapy.org lists a large number of different types, so you can find out what someone is really talking about. The four key influences on this book are:

  1. Schema Therapy
  2. Transaction Analysis
  3. Neuro Linguistic Programming
  4. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How Psychotherapy Sees you 

Another interesting resource is Information Is Beautiful's graphic of how psychotherapy sees different people

Finding the right professional support for you

Here are two links to help you look at professional support

Qualities to look for in a therapist and how to choose a therapist

What to look for in joining Group Therapy

A therapist may ask you to join a group, which is cheaper than individual sessions, but has its own assumptions and dynamics. (Irvin Yalom). This includes:

  1. It's a microcosm of life
  2. Everyone acts as equals
  3. Participants fall into their same behaviours / roles / interactions as the outside world
  4. You do not meet outside the group

It allows patients to learn how their behaviour is:

  1. Viewed by others
  2. Makes others feel
  3. Creates the opinions others have of them: vain, dislike, respect, avoid, exploit, fear etc.
  4. Influences their opinion of themselves: self-worth, lovability, and how behaviour leads to those judgements