Basic facts about going to therapy, finding right therapist
Important start before you even book your first session is to take a moment, maybe even take a notebook and write down why you look for therapy, your intentions and your expectations. Are you ready to take time and resources to get more aware of yourself, bring more clarity and do some changes?
I wish my clients would come to their first session with realistic expectations. Therapy is not a quick fix for your problem, rather it is a process. With some effort on your part and a strong relationship with your therapist, it can be a successful tool toward resolving problems. It can take a few sessions in the beginning you feel safe and trust, no reason to pressure anything.
It is good to get in contact with a therapist and have short talk on the phone, I do offer people 10 mins short consultation if they are interested in booking a Psychosexual Somatics session with me, so you are sure you find the right therapist for yourself and your issues.
What to Expect From Your First Therapy Appointment, The Assessment session
- You might feel uncertain about going to therapy, it is normal, you may feel nervous and resistant. You don’t need to worry, you will get support and help with it.
- Doing some homework (exploring some tasks during our sessions) can pay off in your session and in my Psychosexual therapy the homework is an invitation, to observe and explore how you feel with the task, you are not expected to be good student
- You’ll have to go through some paperwork as in the first session we asses and agree on our contract, you can see it here already
- Then, it’s time to start talking, observing and also starting to help you to identify your feelings and body reactions as you talk, that is what Somatics stands for in Psychosexual Somatics therapy
- All what you say is confidential and all data is kept safe, your boundaries are fully respected so if you will not feel comfortable in any moment, we stop there. You don’t have to be afraid to be exposed.
- You might run through a wide range of feelings, including sadness, anger, relaxing, comfort. Again if there will be anything you don’t feel safe about, we stop and I help you to stabilise