Starting psychotherapy is preceded by initial consultation (between 1 and 3 meetings), which aims to diagnose the difficulties and to choose the form of help tailored to client’s individual needs. The consultation meeting also provides an opportunity to better understand the motives for psychotherapy and the goals that are sought.
For people who cannot appear in person, there is a possibility of running a Skype session. On-line therapy, however, is possible after prior face-to-face consultation.
Here is few tips before starting therapy according to Drew Coster:
- Do it for yourself
- Not all therapy is, and not all therapists are, the same.
- Don’t rush the process.
- Not every session will be the same.
- Be open and honest.
- Things can get worse before they get better.
- Let’s talk about
- Self-esteem and self-worth are not the same things.
- It’s not being selfish to talk about yourself.
- Therapy costs money.