Philosophy & Psychotherapy: Socrates on Self-Confidence

Why do so many people go along with the crowd and fail to stand up for what they truly believe? Partly because they are too easily swayed by other people's opinions and partly because they don't know when to have confidence in their own.

Philosophy is often a useful complementary mean to psychotherapy and counselling. The philosophical reflection on a particular problem - such as anger, hardship, stress or anxiety – or on general problems - such as the question of a happy and meaningful life – can often positively support the progress of psychotherapy and counselling.