Talking therapies can be seen as a viable alternative to the over-medicalisation of mental health conditions. However, if something has real effectiveness, a transformative power to change life, it also has the ability to make things worse if it is misapplied, the wrong treatment or done incorrectly.
Letting someone poke around inside your car or laptop is likely to do more harm than good unless the it’s done by someone who is properly qualified to fix it; why shouldn’t the same be applied to a distressed mind?
AdEPT Is an organisation commited to understanding and Preventing the Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies. They have published a very useful site promoting and supporting safe therapy for both therapists and clients click the link for more details “supporting safe therapy”