How Therapy can help

What is therapy?

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.

If you do experience a period of feeling worse, talk to your therapist about it to ensure you get the best out of your therapy.

How it works

If you talk with family or friends they can be very quick to take your side or close down the conversation if they find it emotionally difficult. A therapist will not judge you but will stay with you emotionally, relationally and personally no matter how difficult the material you bring to discuss.

A therapist will work alongside you and allow themselves to share your hurt without being consumed by it – this is the process of empathy. Therapists listen to gain understanding of your situation and how it affects you. They understand that the past cannot be changed and will work towards helping you accept what has happened, accept yourself unconditionally and help you identify next steps to move forward.

Sometimes therapy enables you to say out loud something for the first time. Through this process you will be able to explore this and the therapist will support you in listening to your story.