Barriers to effective psychotherapy

Posted on October 7, 2015

Recent research showed that the most challenging and time-consuming aspects in seeking psychological help are often realising that one has a problem, and recognising that psychotherapy could be beneficial.

Once the potential benefits of psychotherapy were realised, each subsequent step became progressively quicker and easier.

A European survey published in 2009 found that of nearly 9000 people who showed evidence of clinically significant depression or anxiety, only a third thought that mental health services could help them.

By spreading accessible information about mental health symptoms, what psychotherapy entails and its potential benefits, a greater proportion of distressed people could get the help they need.

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Source material from BPS Research Digest