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Identifying the Client’s Real Problem: Podcast 029

Identifying the Client’s Real Problem: Podcast 029

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This podcast is the narrated version of my article 3 Psychotherapy Techniques That Identify Your Client’s Real Problem.

Some clients are clear on what they want to achieve in therapy. Others present an amorphous cloud of detail that can hypnotize us with by detail, leaving us almost as confused and overwhelmed and they are.

In this episode I talk about:

  • How to avoid getting bamboozled by your client
  • How to discover what are they not getting from their life
  • What ‘faulty pattern matching’ is going on?
  • What are your client’s metaphors telling you?

Or watch this episode of the podcast on video below:


  1. As initially recognized by the originators of the Human Givens approach
  2. See Human Givens by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell
  3. Photo courtesy of John Hritz

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Mark Tyrrell

About Mark Tyrrell

Psychology is my passion. I've been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.

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