All About Reality Therapy and How it Could Help You to Overcome Mental Health Problems


What is Reality Therapy?

Reality Therapy, which was originally pioneered by Dr. William Glasser in the 1960’s, is a unique approach to mental health treatment that distinguishes itself from more conventional methods which focus on pathology.

Unlike traditional approaches, reality therapy focuses on the present moment, not the past, and empowers individuals to take responsibility for their actions and choices today.

By emphasising personal accountability and self-evaluation, this therapeutic approach encourages individuals to examine their behaviour patterns and seek practical solutions to address their challenges.

With a strong emphasis on personal growth and development, reality therapy helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of their needs, wants and goals, ultimately leading to improved mental well-being and a more fulfilling life.

The CORE Programme, written and developed by Paul over 14 years, has much in common with the philosophical under-pinnings of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory.

Choice Theory and Reality: Enhancing Decision-Making and Embracing Truth.

Choice Theory is a powerful tool within Reality Therapy that guides individuals on their journey to overcoming mental health problems.

By recognising the inherent power of choice, individuals can take control of their lives and make decisions that align with their values and aspirations.

With the guidance of a skilled therapist, choice theory helps individuals explore their behavioural patterns and understand the consequences of their actions.

Through this process of self-evaluation and personal responsibility, individuals gain the insight and motivation needed to seek practical solutions, conquer obstacles, and embark on a transformative path towards improved mental well-being.

By empowering individuals to make conscious choices that prioritise their mental health, choice theory nurtures growth, fulfillment, and a more authentic existence.

Choice & the Locus of Control

Choice is deeply influenced by a person’s locus of control.

Locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe they have control over their own lives and the outcomes they experience.

Those with an internal locus of control believe that their actions and decisions shape their destiny, while those with an external locus of control attribute their circumstances to external factors such as luck or fate.

The locus of control can significantly impact decision-making, as individuals with an internal locus of control tend to be more proactive and empowered, taking responsibility for their choices and actively seeking solutions to challenges.

On the other hand, individuals with an external locus of control may feel powerless and rely on external forces, such as friends, family or those in authority, to guide their decisions.

Understanding one’s locus of control is crucial in fostering personal growth, facilitating positive change, and embracing the transformative power of choice.

The CORE Programme empowers individuals to recognise their locus of control and harness it to create a more fulfilling life.

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If you’d like to find out more about overcoming or recovering from any of your mental health problems using the Reality Therapy perspective, then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT) without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul or Joan and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.


Applied Psychology Solutions

If you’d like to learn how to overcome your mental health problems but dislike the idea of having “therapy”, then why not learn how to change the way you make sense of your experiences and the World around you with the CORE Programme.

If you believe that your problems are the result of what has happened to you and not because there is something wrong with you, then this is the solution you’ve been looking for.

Counselling Locations

We offer counselling for gambling addiction problems for people living in:

  • Wombourne
  • Wolverhampton
  • West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • South Staffordshire
  • Telford
  • Shrewsbury

You can also access our services around the World using online therapy with Paul.