Like Harry, all that therapy could be making your trauma much ...

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Like Harry, all that therapy could be making your trauma much worse

The survivor of a shocking family trauma explains why the prince’s seven years of treatment set off alarm bells

Helen Kirwan-Taylor

When Prince Harry spoke at a JPMorgan event in Miami about being in therapy to overcome the trauma of losing his mother, it didn’t strike me as particularly newsworthy given the couple’s interest in mental health. What did was the fact Harry said he’d been seeing a therapist for the past seven years.

As a survivor of trauma myself this set off alarm bells in my head.

A lot of questions have recently been raised about the efficacy of talk therapy, particularly the open-ended kind, and particularly for trauma...

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