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Am I weak for seeing a therapist?
First of all, we take a radical view of what we do. We don't see it as therapy - it is much more like a training programme - more like keep fit for the mind! You choose how much you want to do and how far you want to take it. There is still a lot of stigma attached to anything connected to mental health. This is based on fear and ignorance, among professionals as well as lay people. By learning more about your own processes and gaining more understanding of yourself you will be able to take away some of that fear and ignorance and be better able to stand up for yourself and be more assertive.

Will this change me?
Only if you want it to. Some people decide that that they want to remain in the safety of the way they are and don't proceed after the first session. That's fine. You have to feel in control of any change you make. No one will force you to make changes; in fact, no one can force you to make changes - you choose to change based on new information.

How much does it cost?
This is a tricky one (they all say that!). Really it depends on what it is you want to look at, how far you want to go. It is best to discuss this with Steve based on your personal/corporate needs.

Do I lie on a couch?
No!! this is a practical form of therapy/training that involves active participation of both parties. There are no hidden issues relating to control and power, these are brought out into the open. All the information the therapist has is shared with you. The therapist does not "interpret" and provide answers, you work on the issues troubling you together and in order to help you as much as possible the therapist constantly reflects what he sees going on so that you both have a common understanding. He will also provide information for you to take away and digest. You can challenge the therapist at any time - asking questions is key in the process. It is not a magical process over which the therapist has control - it is collaborative.

Have you been feeling down, depressed, or hopeless in the past month?
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