What happens in therapy?
You and your therapist meet weekly. The sessions last for 50-minutes and take place at the same time and on the same day each week. This structure is designed to support you. In the current environment sessions are generally by Zoom, Skype or phone with face to face sessions no longer the norm, nor possible for the time being.
The focus of the conversation is to gain awareness of what’s troubling you and then. We explore how your current issues link to your past – believing that current issues are often rooted in early life and the habits and learning we absorbed then.
The more we explore how something is and how it links the past to the present the more we can consider its impact as well as what the future may hold if we make no changes. You and your therapist may investigate something once or return to it many times, as other aspects of the one thing come to light suggesting a wider impact.
Each session develops along its own pathway. For example, some sessions flow around big moments or issues, other sessions the seemingly mundane. Wherever you start and then take the session it is part of the therapist’s role to listen very carefully to what you're saying and uncover with you the deeper meaning and connections to other areas in your life beyond that of the current situation and the impact of these on you. Awareness is the first step on the pathway of change.