Psychotherapy is a longer-term process, which enables a deeper exploration of the emotional issues you face. It looks at the background to your current problems and difficulties as well as any entrenched patterns of behaviour that might be preventing you from moving on with your life.
Psychotherapy is not a quick fix and you won’t be told what to do. Through exploration you will be supported to develop a way forward that is right for you.
You may find yourself discussing upsetting emotions and painful memories that have built up over a period of time. This can often feel very difficult to start with, but through exploration you will be supported to develop a way forward that is right for you. At times you may feel like you get more out of some sessions than others and some sessions may feel more challenging than others, but it is important to remember that is this is quite normal in the process of psychotherapy and feeling this way is a very natural response to uncomfortable feelings. Eventually you will gain a deeper insight and clarity into the way you feel, think and behave and any confusion experienced will lessen, enabling you move forward and start to feel better.
The outcome of psychotherapy is often determined by a strong therapeutic relationship and by making a commitment to self to attend your sessions regularly and consistently.