Therapy…. Is it for me?
It takes courage to decide that therapy could help. And even more to actually enter that therapy room. But the rewards can be life changing…. literally! Courage and vulnerability are big words, and they’ll feel and look different for each of us. Working with a therapist can help us do all of this, and you’re never alone. There are many different therapeutic approaches and that in itself can be overwhelming. I believe and have personally experienced different ways of working, but undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of being courageous and vulnerable is the relational qualities created in a safe environment with your therapist. This includes clear boundaries, empathy, understanding, openness, and for me humour can play a really important role. However, it’s important to understand that this can take time, patience and an openness that you may never have experienced before.
Someone important in my life once told me that it isn’t unusual to find an anxious person in any therapy room, and that can sometimes be the client! As I said above, it’s not a journey you take on your own.
Take a look at the link below and read a little more about the therapeutic process and potential benefits.