10 Things to Know Before Starting Therapy

Cara's Corner

Starting therapy can be daunting, and it can be hard to know what to expect. Here are some things I’ve learnt over the years to be aware of when seeking support.

It’s a two way process
Therapy is an active process and it does require work on your part too. Sitting passively isn’t like to get you very far. It can be difficult to trust somebody new but in order to get the most out of the process, you need to be an active participant.

Your therapist can’t fix you
Therapists are not magicians nor are they miracle workers. They are not there to wave a wand and fix your problems, but are able to help you develop the skills and tools to resolve or learn to cope with difficulties in your life.

Things might feel worse before they feel better
Uncovering difficult thoughts, feelings and memories can be incredibly…

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