I would recommend psychotherapy to anybody. I was a little intimidated at first by the name of the therapy, but it is simply a very gentle, slow discussion of your life and everything that makes you who you are. There’s so much that we bury or hide from ourselves, and just being asked simple little questions by my counsellor allowed me to open up more than I have ever done before. I am incredibly happy I attended that first session.
I went to my first psychotherapy session just last week, and I found my counsellor to be extremely kind and inviting. I felt at ease almost the moment I stepped through the door, and the next hour was blissful – how often are you able to sit and talk about your troubles with a truly attentive audience? Together we built a grand picture of my life, and everything made infinitely more sense to me – who I am, why I’m here, where I want to go. It all makes sense.
After reading about it online I decided to give psychotherapy a try – I didn’t need much convincing, the idea seemed incredibly interesting to me and I was itching to give it a try and see what I could ‘dig up’! I have definitely got one or two skeletons in the closet that until recently I pretended were not there at all, but psychotherapy has helped me to understand that everything we have been through makes us the person we are today. I feel freer than ever before.
I first attended psychotherapy six months ago on the recommendation of my sister. Despite being a natural cynic, I gave it a whirl, mostly out of curiosity. However, I was fascinated to find that by going deep into my past and upbringing, I was able to contextualise some behaviours I have displayed in recent years which I was unable to explain. It really has helped me move forward.