FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
About Therapy & Us
WHAT CAN THERAPY LOOK LIKE?
Counselling is a collaborative process which calls for active and often brave participation on your part. ‘Active’ because this process requires a commitment for you to explore the concerns that brought you to counselling, and ‘brave’ because the process of knowing yourself better or changing behaviour can be challenging. At times, the process may stir up feelings of discomfort & bring up difficult feelings that may make you feel like you’re getting worse rather than better. It is essential to remember that the more you bring these feelings to the sessions, the more they can be understood in your context and the more meaningful counselling will be for you.
HOW CAN IT HELP ME?
Therapy can provide a safe & confidential space to explore your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and difficulties. It offers self-awareness, develop coping skills, promote overall growth & wellbeing.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A THERAPY SESSION?
Your counsellor provides a safe environment in which to explore your issues, and will be highly trained in listening and reflecting. With most types of therapy you are free to discuss what you wish, from everyday events, dilemmas, feelings, and thoughts, to regrets, aspirations, memories and dreams. The therapist offers support, facilitates decision making, help develop coping strategies.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY TYPICALLY LAST?
The duration of therapy varies depending on individual needs and goals. One may benefit from short-term therapy focused on specific issues or engage in long term process for ongoing concerns. It is a collaborative process that can be explored with the therapist.
HOW FREQUENT ARE THE SESSIONS?
The standard format of weekly sessions helps you make gradual and steady progress that means you see real results. In some cases, a therapist will agree to two or more sessions per week, if you both deem it beneficial and they have the availability.
CAN THERAPISTS PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS?
Psychologists do not prescribe medications. These are done by psychiatrists. Most psychologists have a referral available for a psychiatrist if you require one.