Originally published at rscpp.co.uk
Outside of Hollywood, where many celebrities now seem quite happy to speak openly about ‘therapy night’, there remains a lot of stigma around seeking counselling or other forms of psychological therapy. Thanks to outdated myths, stereotypes and misconceptions about ‘seeing a shrink’, many people still shy away from seeking help, often out of embarrassment or fear of judgement.
At RSCPP we know from our thousands of highly trained therapists and their satisfied clients that these myths about therapy are just that. While therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all model, it can have a really transformative effect on people’s lives, and early intervention is really important to tackling problems before they become unmanageable.
Here we debunk eleven of the most prevalent myths about therapy, and address any concerns you may have about seeking help.