What to Expect from Therapy
“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that suits all cases” – Carl Jung
In an ever-changing and advancing world we are constantly confronted with numerous challenges and difficulties, some of which can have a significant impact on our everyday functioning. Often, we are unaware of just how these events impact us. For some it may manifest in a difficulty concentrating or becoming physically unwell, to unhealthy relationships, addictions or mental illnesses such as depression.
Therapy provides a safe and non-judgemental space to understand oneself better by drawing the map from where you come from (a better understanding of yourself and dealing with possible unresolved trauma or hurt), where you are (an evaluation of strengths and current stumbling blocks) and where you’re going (futuristic goals). Each person’s therapeutic process is different, as therapy follows the journey of the individual, their experiences, beliefs and perception of this world with the aim of moving towards adjustment, healing or growth.
The therapeutic process can range from a brief intervention; four to six sessions to a lengthier supportive collaboration depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
A standard individual session last 50 minutes of which the very first session consist of an intake interview and clearly defining therapeutic goals