What is Therapy?
Before, you book a session with me, it is important that you understand what therapy is. According to Good Therapy, “therapy also known as psychotherapy or counselling is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings and relationship issues.”
In my practice, I combine a variety of therapeutic styles and techniques to suit your needs. I practice but not limited to: Client Centredness (where I let you take the driver’s seat in finding solutions), I practice Solution-Focused Therapy (where we focus on the present, future and not the past). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (where you need to fully feel a feeling to be able to come out on the other side of it and to let go completely). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (focusing on the inner monologue or voice that plays through your mind all day long). Last but not least, I practice Dialectical Therapy, which is a type of CBT (focuses on improving your stress tolerance, emotional management and improving your relationship with others).
Who needs Therapy?
You would want to see a therapist once you or people around you start noticing some problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings or relationship issues in your life. Going for therapy is not only a matter of having personal issues, sometimes, it is a way of just wanting to figure out answers to some of the questions you have about your life or just to do a regular check up to see how you are doing mentally. Psychotherapy gives you a chance to communicate those feelings freely, honestly and to evaluate where you are, how far you have come and how far you still want to go in becoming your ideal self.
What you get out of therapy depends on how much effort you put in and the attitude you approach therapy with. Getting better takes time, you need to treat yourself to some patience.