Lots of talking!
Generally in a session we will ask you about what has brought you to see us, what might be leading to your difficulties, and your goals for change. Sometimes this can be hard to talk about so we can use activities such as drawing, painting, writing or computer games to help us to talk.
We will then work with you to form a better understanding of your difficulties and gently challenge and encourage you to make changes that might help. Sometimes therapy can feel uncomfortable as it challenges what you think you know and encourages you to use different strategies to cope than the ones you have been using. You need to feel ready to face whatever is troubling you and decide to take ownership to make changes. As such, we wouldn’t recommend therapy for anyone who is in an unstable situation as you need to feel safe and contained to be able to access therapy.