Maybe it’s your first time and you don’t have much idea about what psychotherapy is about. Images of lying on a couch five times a week may appear in your mind. Words like ‘mad’ and ‘mentally ill’ may pop up. And the fear about who you are and what your friends may think becomes overwhelming. You start to research, but like many clients have told me, the information is lacking and they walk into psychotherapy feeling like it’s a mystery.
Here’s what I’d like for you. To learn a little about what psychotherapy is, because knowledge empowers.
Let’s clear some doubts so you can devote your energy to helping yourself rather than worrying.
And even if you’ve been for psychotherapy before, no two therapists operate the same. Psychotherapy with me is short-term, active and deep. My clients who have seen other therapists before have told me that they roll with my style, and wished that someone would have described it to them beforehand.
So, here’s a little primer on what to expect.
Here’s The Ultimate Guide to Psychotherapy I’ve compiled for you.
- Afraid of going to psychotherapy? How to overcome your fear of psychotherapy.
- Your most common psychotherapy questions, simplified
- What is psychotherapy- stages, themes, process
- What CBT really is (Hint: It’s not ‘just changing your thoughts’)
Backstage tour- Working with me
- “What types of psychotherapy do you use?”
- “Can we work together?”- who I help
- The logistics
- Who’s not suitable
- Who’s suitable for working together?
- Do you expect your therapist to be perfect? On self-disclosure.