If you are looking to undergo therapy – we have collated a list of frequently asked questions about therapy and therapists.
What happens in therapy?
Psychotherapy provides a space to talk, reflect and explore your personal circumstances.
It is an opportunity to help understand your emotions, thoughts and reactions and to help you live a more fulfilling life.
You can speak about your past, current and future problems with a therapist skilled.
This will help you understand and explore the possibilities to help you change for the better.
How often should I meet with my therapist?
It is common that you will meet with a therapist on weekly basis.
It could be every two weeks.
In many ways, therapy is a journey and your therapist will work with you on the best solution and frequency of meetings.
How long is a therapy session?
A typical session is a ‘clinical hour’ which is usually 50 minutes. It is not a full other as your therapist will require time for notes taking and admin related to you.
How many therapy sessions do I need?
Therapists are often asked this question.
There are no hard and fast rules.
If you are starting out in therapy then a good suggestion maybe six sessions. If you are budgeting for your therapy then this maybe a good rule of thumb.
There are many things to consider and these include:-
- Time to build a relationship with the therapist.
- Time to build trust with the therapist so that you can open up with them.
- Understanding how long it may take to work through issues.
There is no simple answer to this question. You will be encouraged to share your progress with your therapist and it is ultimately up to you.