What should I expect from therapy?
You should expect one or a series of confidential appointments of up to an hour in length in a suitable professional setting.
The process should also provide you with the opportunity to:
make sense of your individual circumstances
have contact with a therapist who will help identify the choices for change
feel supported during the process of change
reach a point where you are better equipped to cope with the future
Is counselling and psychotherapy confidential?
Everything you discuss is confidential between you and the counsellor or psychotherapist. There can be certain legal exceptions and the practitioner should clarify this with you prior to the establishment of any agreed contract for working.
You may have specific queries about confidentiality depending on the format of the therapy. For example, with online counselling, you may wish to ask the following questions to your therapist:
Are the notes from therapy protected by passwords..
This website has been aims to help people find out more about counselling and psychotherapy, especially those who are considering therapy as an option for themselves or someone else, or for clients who are already involved in therapy.