What is Therapy?
There are many different types of therapy that are available depending on your needs.
During a session, the therapist will offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore and process your emotions. What you talk about in session will vary depending on what kind of problem you are coming with. However, you may discuss your relationships, past and present life events, your feelings or thoughts, your childhood, your behaviour, or situations you find difficult.
Therapists are impartial. They won’t tell you what to do but will help you find your own solutions, this could be for making effective changes or for learning how to cope with the difficult things in your life.
Therapy usually takes place in 50-minute sessions that are booked in advance with your therapist. These sessions can be either face-to-face or over the phone or online. You would probably see your therapist on a weekly basis for a set number of sessions.
Although personal growth is a continual process, talking about your emotions regularly can help shine the light on what is helpful and less helpful our lives, giving us the knowledge and confidence to behave differently in situations. Taking regular time to reflect both inside and outside of therapy can lead to gradual changes in our lives, or changes with our relationships with others
The BACP has put together a guide on what therapy is and what to expect, that you can read here.
For more information on Online Counselling and my approach, please read here.