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How To Stop Clients “Freaking Out” About Therapy (Part 2) – Mamood Ahmad

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST

Mamood Ahmad

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Clients can begin therapy with questions, concerns, and worries, not only about overcoming their problems or growth, but also about therapy, the process, their performance, life impacts, and of course the therapist.

In this event, I invite you to reflect on the question posed, the diversity of concerns, the opportunity they afford, as well as implications for practice. I shall propose that working with these concerns actively has the potential to reduce dropouts, activate client empowerment, align expectations, identify constraints, correct misinformation, identify process interference, tune in your approach, build the relationship, and of course, grist for the mill! By working proactively with client concerns, we are doing our fair share in right setting the clients' freak-o-meter!

* I use the term freaking out as slang to describe someone's experience of beginning therapy.

About Mamood Ahmad


I am a Clinical Psychotherapist (UKCP) working in Private Practice in the village of Binfield, Berkshire. I specialize in client perspectives of therapy and how that aligns with practice. I'm a coach for consumers of therapy and author of the #empoweringyourtherapy series of books.

I'm passionate about Wing Chun, Philosophy, and more recently, the writings of Marcel Proust. At the moment, I am less passionate about one-sided relationships.


Books by Mamood Ahmad:
1) Getting the best start in therapy (Empowering Your Therapy Book 1)
2) How Therapy Works: For Consumers and Therapists (Empowering Your Therapy Book 2)
3) 40 Ways to Unlock your Therapy Process (Empowering Your Therapy Book 3)
4) Essential Skills for Consumers of Therapy (Empowering Your Therapy Book 4)
5) 21 Ways to Success in Therapy - (June 2019)
6) Client Perceptions of Being in Therapy - (April 2020)

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This event will be an interview conducted using a ZOOM video link that will be streamed to our live video page. You will be able to see and hear the conversation, as it is happening, and use the chat room to offer your own comments and questions.

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September 15
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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