Face to face therapy

Face to face therapy is by far the most popular and accepted way to receive counselling therapy.

Simply having a confidential space where you can share your inner most thoughts and experiences without judgement can be cathartic in its own right. However, a therapist is not only trained to offer a safe space. Through intensive training, a therapist offers a unique relationship to every individual who commits to working with them. Using skills and tools acquired, the therapist will ascertain how and what each individual needs to shift and obtain their counselling objectives.

An individual decides to have counselling for a range of reasons; it could be a traumatic and sudden event (such as a loss of a partner or job) or something that has been bubbling for many years, (such as anxiety, low confidence or childhood events). Whatever the reason, therapy can help you to see a way forward clearly and gain a sense of well being. Sometimes we need to look back to clear old beliefs, habits or negative experiences, before we can heal. It is not always necessary to go in depth into our childhood or a trauma and this can often be a misconception around counselling therapy and can deter some people.

What can you expect in your first session?

A first face to face therapy session can often feel very daunting, especially if you have never had therapy before. Firstly, trust and rapport need to be established and this can take time. There will be some “housekeeping” such as contact details shared, payment methods and so on and then a discussion on what you would like to obtain from therapy. or why you have chosen therapy at that moment (your counselling objective).

There is no expectation for you to share everything straight away. It takes time to trust and open up for some people. You might be surprised how easy the counselling process is for you, but if you have concerns please feel free to contact me for a chat.

If, for some reason you cannot make it to face to face sessions, it might be worth considering online (distance) therapy.

“Understanding my patterns has helped me feel confident not making the same mistakes in the future.”
Chris 2015