I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Actually people who go into depth therapy are the opposite of weak! People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. It’s a fact of human life that everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore your deepest self, identify your strengths and develop compassion for all aspects of yourself. We’ll find approaches to dealing with the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A Jungian depth case studies can help you approach your life situation in a new way– teach you to see yourself in a new, more complete way, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counselling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different life issues and a unique personality, the course of depth case studies will be different for each individual. I work to tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs and the unique issues emerging in your life.
How long will it take?
This varies greatly from individual to individual. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time the process can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counselling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
It’s wonderful that you’re dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. Observing yourself in a self-compassionate way, and being willing to bring your experience into therapy sessions is key. Being open to new perspectives and new approaches also adds a great deal to your therapy journey.