Counselling and Therapy | Salisbury
Frequently asked questions about Counselling and Therapy
Is all therapy the same?
No. There are different methods and approaches to therapy. For details on the methods that I use at Change, please click here.
Does it work for everybody?
Therapy doesn’t work for everybody. It is not a universal cure-all. Because you may be talking about very personal and often painful things, it can sometimes be difficult to keep going. Despite this, it is often worth the effort as you can be helped to work through problems.
Will you talk to anybody about what I say in therapy?
What you talk about in your therapy sessions is confidential, however there may be some circumstances that may require dialog with another professional. For example, if there appears to be a serious risk of harm to you or to others. This is usually done with your permission.
What information and detail to share?
It is your choice what you tell your therapist; however it may be helpful to give them an idea of what has brought you to therapy to enable the process to be effective.
Will you tell my doctor?
If it has come to light that there is a serious risk of harm to you, options can be discussed.
How will therapy make me feel?
Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, therapy should enable you to feel better in the long-run.
How about my cultural background?
As individuals our cultural background forms an important part of who we are. Whatever you bring, my objective is to work respectfully with you, where possible accommodating all individual situations, backgrounds, values and beliefs.