“An analytical method for analytical people”

The Background

Our counselling is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based off the idea that our minds are not necessarily a unified entity. Rather, the functioning of our conscious thought is remarkably similar to that of a courtroom, where multiple actors seek to exert their own views, each with their own perspective and traits. There are three principle characters whom we are concerned about, namely:

The inner critic

…who acts in a manner similar to that of a court prosecutor. He is often harsh and forceful in espousing his views.

The defence

…who acts as similar to a compassionate defence lawyer. He patiently advocates for your case.

The judge

…who listens to both views. He is then responsible for delivering his pronouncement of justice.

The Problem

There often exists an imbalance in these three forces. The inner critic very often espouses himself in a manner that is unnecessarily harsh and forceful, to the point that it becomes detrimental. In his zeal to prosecute, he makes bold claims and offers hearsay or otherwise fails to present substantiated evidence. The defence, on the contrary, is prone to passivity and silence in the face of the inner critic’s virility. The judge consequently listens mostly to the fervent lobbying of the inner critic without seeking the additional input of the defence counsel. As such, any mental activity in this perilous state of imbalance are thus unduly influenced by the harsh insistence of the inner critic.

The Solution

This is where I help you redress the imbalance. With thoroughness, I identify your false thoughts. Once these are established, I help your defence present a good case with firmness to the judge. Simultaneously, I help you recognize the essential role of the inner critic in appropriate moderation. Now, given that both advocates are balanced, I help the judge to arrive at an impartial conclusion based upon equal consideration of all evidence.

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