People who spend more time showing social support to others rather than sharing and receiving support for their problems show greater drops in depression – according to a study published in the in Personal & Social Psychology Bulletin (2017, 43, 5, 729-39).

A shame, therefore that much counselling seems to introspective and analytical (looking for the nail that caused the puncture – and how you feel about it ) rather than prospective, socially engaging and solution-focussed (jacking the car up, changing the wheel, driving home and getting the dinner on).

I wonder if the counselling services your organisation pays for provide truly evidence-based therapies: call me to discuss, if helpful.