So, someone’s suggested therapy to you or you’re thinking about it yourself.
There are lots of types of therapy and it is important that not only do you get the right one for you but that you also get the right therapist. Below I will outline the things that you can expect from me as your therapist.
- Make you talk about things you don’t want to
- Tell others your story/thoughts/secrets
- Judge you in any way shape or form
- Make you come back and see me if you don’t want to
- Make you do anything you are not happy with
- Try to make this process as easy as possible
- Sometimes ask difficult questions
- Be honest with you about my thoughts and concerns
- Be led by you in sessions
- Support you to overcome any obstacles
- Make sure you’re okay before you leave
There are times when I may be worried about you and need to share information with someone who cares for you, but I would let you know if I was going to do this first.
I might attend meetings about you and share my thoughts and views with others about how best to support you and help them understand how you work and how best to work with you.
On your first session with me, we will just have an open chat about you, what you like and don’t like and we can get to know each other a bit. After this session, if you feel that you couldn’t work with me then that’s okay, as I said at the start it’s very important you get on with your therapist.
Lastly, in my therapy sessions, we can do as much or as little talking as you like, I work with art materials mainly; this could be drawing, painting, dancing, music or reading and the best part is you don’t have to be good at any of these! I think you’ll find my stick men drawings to be some of the best.
I hope this answers some questions for you – anything else you can either contact me directly or get someone to contact me on your behalf.
I look forward to meeting you.
Download an explanation in Words and Pictures for young children here