IT CAN BE DAUNTING STARTING THERAPY OR COUNSELLING....CAN'T IT?

IT CAN BE DAUNTING STARTING THERAPY OR COUNSELLING....CAN'T IT?

Starting therapy and counselling can be a daunting and anxiety-provoking step to take for many. Whether you have decided to talk to a therapist for mental health concerns such as depression or an eating disorder; personal development goals, such as increasing confidence or developing assertiveness; or you are experiencing relationship problems, grief and bereavement, therapy and counselling can be very beneficial. It offers you dedicated time and space to talk through your worries and concerns and work towards any goals that you may have.

Whatever the case may be, talking to a professional about some of the struggles you are experiencing is a great step forward. However, it can be daunting at times, can't it?
This is ok - most people engaging with therapy, counselling or other forms of support will experience initial anxiety and hesitation. Part of therapy involves you and your therapist getting to know each other and becoming more comfortable with each other over time. This is called therapeutic alliance and it takes time to build this trust and rapport. So it's understandable and natural for therapy and counselling to be a bit daunting initially.

Please don't let this put you off getting the help and support and 'talking space' you need. It's ok to feel this way. I have linked a short article below that might help you through this: whether you are thinking about making an first appointment for therapy or whether you are still in the early stages of therapy/counselling, this article may help: http://willingness.com.mt/are-you-starting-therapy/

I hope you find the article useful. Remember, feel free to get in touch via the website if you are thinking about accessing therapy, CBT or counselling yourself: www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk or here: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/citizen17-therapy

We are here if you want to talk. Take care,

Alexandra
Talking EDs/The CBT'ers Club/Citizen17 Therapy, CBT & Counselling Services 

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