The talking therapies are a fairly recent method of treatment, yet for their short history they’ve had a lot of attention and of course many developments and divisions of thought and work methodology. Making the decision to go to therapy is not easy, there are so many questions that we feel are hanging in the air unanswered, and for many - this is enough to prevent them from seeking help.
In this webinar we shall go over the 5 most common questions Leah has been asked about therapy and look into how therapy can work for you and why it may not work for you. Please note: This webinar will give you an alternative perspective on psychotherapy and Leah will share some critical observations and issues reflected in research that are not discussed much or enough outside of academia, but are very relevant to the topic of using psychotherapy as a method of treatment. These are not perspectives or answers that you'll find in a casual Google search.
5 Big Questions about Psychotherapy Given Non-mainstream Answers
What is the best therapy?
How do I find the right therapist?
How does confidentiality work in therapy?
When will I get better?
Is medication actually good for me?
There are therapies that delve into your past to work through unresolved issues, some focus on the present looking to help you develop practical skills to deal with current issues, others take a more philosophical or systematic approach to help you overcome stuckness. But what are they, and which therapy is the best for you? Furthermore how do we find the right therapist and what makes a good therapist anyway? What should you do if you want to disclose something, but you are afraid they may have to or choose to break confidentiality and report? When will you start feeling better, how many sessions will you need and would medication be a good form of treatment too?
Many people find these particular questions most difficult to answer and this prevents them from obtaining what can be a brilliant tool for therapeutic work and self development, growth, overcoming issues and more.Furthermore, in this topic we shall look at what is available for folk who do not fall into the mainstream categories of being - in terms of sex/gender, sexual orientation, relationship models etc. We will briefly note on alternatives to psychotherapy that are no less powerful and useful.