A good therapist knows that relating to someone solely in terms of his or her symptoms or diagnosis can never speak to the uniqueness of any individual. A solid therapist can help even if you think you should “just get over it”, and “put the past behind you”. A skilled therapist not only recommends that you get more in touch with yourself, but shows you how to do this. Your therapist should convey a sense of comfort, thoughtfulness and responsiveness, no matter what you share with them, from the first to the final session.
I’m a clinical psychologist with thirty years experience, working with people to create less painful, more satisfying, balanced and interesting lives.