What to expect
The decision to seek therapy and find a counsellor can feel quite vulnerable. It can seem a rather daunting task to even know where to start. This is completely understandable and totally normal. It can be helpful to consider your own personality and worldview, what you are hoping to discuss, or even what goals you might have, and then seek a therapist that will be a good complement for you.
The following are some things to consider in assessing your readiness for therapy as well as
indicators that we may be a good therapeutic fit:
You would like a safe environment to talk about whatever you need to without fear of judgment and full assurance of confidentiality.
You have a sense of something needing to change, a desire to grow, perhaps even a call to transformation and think it is time to explore this further.
You are ready to be open and honest about what you are experiencing, feeling. and thinking, and to allow a therapist into this very vulnerable space.
You are seeking collaboration, feedback, and another’s perspective within the therapeutic process; you are open to, at times, being respectfully challenged.
You are also willing to give feedback and be open about what is working for you and what is not within the therapeutic relationship.
You are prepared to commit to regular sessions and what that will require in terms of time, finances, and emotional investment.