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Therapy and counselling FAQs

Thursday, December 24, 2020

If you have never been to therapy or a counselling session, you are most likely filled with questions. Before scheduling an appointment, you might like to set your mind at ease regarding these questions. So, here are some of the most common questions and answers.

Why should I see a therapist?

All too often, we are so deep inside our own minds that we cannot see things clearly. A trained professional can help you identify the root of your problems and provide you with the tools you need to get your life back on track. Not only will these tools get you out of your current state of mind, but they are tools you can use for the rest of your life.

Who should I see?

Make sure that the therapist you sit down with has the appropriate credentials and experience. Remember, there are different areas of therapy. Some specialise in couples therapy, others deal with PTSD and there are therapists that are equipped to help children. Make sure that you choose a therapist that can help you with your concerns.

What can I expect from my first session?

Unlike the scenes we see in films, you don't need to rest on a couch. You can simply take a seat on one of the chairs in the room. Your therapist wants you to be comfortable. It's also important to note that your problems will not be solved in a heartbeat. It will take time and several sessions to really get to the bottom of things. There will most likely be a lot to unpack in order to provide your therapist with all the tools and information they need to help you. Be prepared for regular sessions and a step by step approach.

How long will it take to work?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to therapy. It's a very personal matter. The number and frequency of the sessions you need will depend largely on what it is that troubling you and just how deep the problem goes. It also depends on how well you respond to therapy. It's best to take it as it comes rather than try to plan for the next month. You might make great progress right away only to have it slow down later. You might experience slow progress at first with faster progress later. Everyone is different and this is why it's important not to overthink this aspect of therapy.

Remember, no matter the questions you may have about therapy and counselling, it is important to remember that your therapist will always appreciate you asking. Rather than keeping your concerns inside, you should express them so that your therapist knows of any fears or concerns that you have.

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