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  1. Enjoyed the article, George. I have also noticed the different types of motivation/behaviour you outline in clients, and the possibility of “colluding” by offering a “space to vent” as opposed to therapy. I think that a lot of people seeking help fall between the two types though, not yet being highly motivated or able to ‘use’ therapy, but still yearning for change. I think as long as the therapist stays aware and alert, a gradual effect can come about where ‘venting’ clients start to see that there are other possibilities, or a real motivation to change starts to take root as the therapist helps them to see that the venting, while helpful in a sense, is ultimately not doing any real good.

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