Therapy provides a safe, confidential place, where you can talk about yourself and your life. This may be painful or confusing and may make you feel uncomfortable, angry or unhappy. It offers an opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family and friends.
Therapy generates space and time which is just for you to talk about those things that bother you. A therapist should listen to the way you feel and how this affects you and others. They should accept the way you are without judging you. This can help you to make the changes you would like to happen.
As a therapist I will work hard to create a good therapeutic relationship with you so that we can work well together. I understand that it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express your feelings and I will work with you towards improving your well-being.
I might make recommendations and I may have information and resources to share with you if that is relevant.
We won’t really know about your therapy until we are doing it!
The following links to BACP information sheets and resources may be useful when you’re considering going for therapy and during the therapy process.
Key facts 1 – What do counsellors and psychotherapists do?https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/2636/bacp-what-counsellors-psychotherapists-do-kf1.pdf
Key facts 2 – How do I choose a therapist? https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/1918/bacp-how-do-i-choose-therapist-kf2.pdf
Key facts 3 – What happens in your first session with your therapist?https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/1919/bacp-what-happens-in-your-first-session-kf3.pdf
Client information sheets
C1: How to get the best from your therapist (pdf 0.2MB)
C2: What is counselling and psychotherapy? (pdf 0.3MB)
C3: Choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist (pdf 0.2MB)
C4: What do therapists mean by professional boundaries? (pdf 0.2MB)
C5: What to expect when being counselled for post traumatic stress (pdf 0.3MB)