Many people decide at some point in their life that maybe they should consider therapy. Most of them have unresolved issues, find life unbearable or simply believe that counseling can help them explore and create new opportunities for growth. Nowadays you can choose from numerous types of therapy the one you find more suitable for your specific needs. While some are purely listening based, others are more directive. Your psychotherapist may employ various techniques such as humanistic gestalt, cognitive, existential etc. You can select a psychotherapist who practices either psychotherapy, counseling, hypnotherapy, music therapy or systemic family work. Psychotherapy is believed to help patients with stress, anxiety, depression, loss of meaning, suicidal feelings, divorce & separation, discrimination, self-harm, infertility, sexual issues, illness, addictions, identity, eating disorders, parenting, anger, family separation, relationships, guilt, employment, self-esteem, etc.
The idea of entering therapy might make you feel a little bit awkward and many individuals find themselves scared to death before their first session. Before you decide on a therapist make sure that he treats all his patients with legitimacy and respect. Your first visit is a good chance for you and your therapist to get settled and discuss the reasons why you need therapy. You may discuss a series of things such as relationships, education, childhood, career and current living situation. Feel free to ask questions regarding the type of therapy that you will do, your confidentiality, your therapist's training and experience, fees, length of therapy sessions, office protocols etc. It might take months of therapy until you see any results so it's best not to expect for a miracle to happen during the first couple of sessions. An essential condition to ensure successful outcomes is to work hard on your own outside the therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are efficient only if the patient is ready to embrace a radical change of perspective.