How Therapy Works...
We all have unpleasant emotions at times. Therapy supports us to develop the tools to manage those emotions on our own. Below you can follow the journey and explore what happens during the various stages. Through this process we create a safe space for you. This allows you to explore and understand your emotions. As a result you begin to develop techniques to manage your emotions.
Whilst each therapeutic intervention is unique, there are some common elements involved in every intervention.
The awareness stage
YOU / YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS STRUGGLING WITH DIFFICULT EMOTIONS:
- You might be carrying them around on a daily basis.
- Often you express these feelings in inappropriate ways.
- This may mean you can be triggered by everyday interactions (often unknowingly).
- As a result, they distract you from everyday life.
Starting the journey
YOU ARE GIVEN:
- A safe space to express emotions.
- So that you can explore what has happened / is happening.
- This allow you to assess your own behaviour and needs.
- As well as discuss your future.
- You can use the opportunity to build trust with your therapist.
- Which supports you to create your personal goals.
What does the therapist do?
THE THERAPIST’S ROLE IS TO:
- Support you to appreciate the positives.
- This help you build your self-esteem / confidence.
- It supports you to accept situations that cannot change.
- As a result, you are supported to express yourself in a safe and healthy way.
Will it all feel great?
THE CHALLENGES (OR “GETTING WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER”):
- Acknowledging what has happened can make you feel sad.
- You may struggle to accept that you can’t change some things.
- Sometimes you can temporarily lose sight of positives, if the truth hurts.
Time to say goodbye
RESILIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES:
- You’ve developed resilience and the ability to use these skills in the future.
- This means you can accept what has happened without feeling victimised by it.
- As a result, you express your emotions openly and appropriately.
- Therefore, you appreciate and use the support systems around you.