What is therapy?
Therapy is the opportunity to work with a professionally trained therapist (psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist) who can offer support, advice and new perspectives on your issues. The goal of therapy is to enhance the psychological well-being of the client. When we talk about therapy we are referring to treatment that is based on firm psychological principles and is delivered by highly trained practitioners. Generally therapy will involve helping you:
Get clarity around the issues you are facing
Examine the options available to you
Decide which direction to take
Explore creative ways to meet your goals
Provide support to you as you are working through the process
Sharing your feelings and thoughts with someone who is outside your day to day life can be very helpful. There are a number of factors that affect the length and the outcome of therapy including the strength of the client-therapist relationship, motivation of the client, the type of problem and the skill and experience of the therapist.
Different therapists work with different therapeutic models. Some therapists have a strong emphasis on behaviour while others focus on thinking and/or emotions. All therapists have the goal to enhance client well-being.
Therapists are required to keep information you share with them confidential. There are however some exceptions to this such as if the therapist thinks a client is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, then they would need to report this for the safety of everyone involved.
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