I think it’s important to look at the differences between speaking, talking, hearing and listening.
Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.
Speaking is producing sounds from your mouth whether you are saying something important or not.
Talking is the interaction between an individual and another where responses are commonly expected whether meaningful or not.
Hearing is receiving sound around you without the need to understand it.
Listening is the act of comprehending the message of the sounds you are absorbing.
A good Therapist listens, understands and helps you find the tools you already possess to help you get the best from yourself.
A good therapist is not there to offer advice or personal opinions and must be unbiased and non-judgmental.
I believe that it’s imperative for anyone seeking a therapist to find rapport. If you don’t feel comfortable or fully at ease with your chosen therapist then move on. Keep searching until you find someone you connect with.
Your mental health and well-being is an investment not a cost.
Gail Marra D.Hyp MNCH (Acc) LAPHP is a GHR registered Clinical Hypnotherapist accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy, Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
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