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How to Choose and Use a Psychotherapist: an open letter to anyone considering therapy

Psychotherapy is personal - it's as personal for the therapist as it is for the client Dear Reader, the word 'Patient' means 'someone who suffers' and few people come into psychotherapy without suffering - its the price of entry so as to speak - for the mystery of therapy is that this particular crisis becomes the key through which you discover the next stage of you life. You may come with some life-long problem that you want to change or something much more contemporary, like being made redundant...

Skype + Therapy

Breakthroughs in psychotherapy are few and far between but there is one innovation that I believe will make a big difference to clients -  the use of Skype - that's because it allows one of the most important aspects of real therapy to take place and that is the regular as clockwork weekly appointment, Freud's original patients were the wealthy Viennese housewives.  These women had servants and could spend as much time as they wanted being analalysed.  When  Jung had his own institute at...