The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy: Everything you need to know about the therapy journey
For those currently in therapy, seeking therapy,considering returning to therapy, or supporting a loved one throughit, this is the definitive companion to the therapeuticexperience.During her 15 years as a therapist, Karin Blak has found thatpeople often seek help only moments from breaking point. Thisdamaging behaviour can come from a lack of understanding as to whattherapy is, or how it works. Even when motivated to seek help,there are psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors andpsychotherapists... We have so many different talking therapiststhat confusion is understandable.This book is a definitive guide to understanding talkingtherapies. It will clarify every question, misnomer, myth or greyarea in therapy. Compassionately guiding the reader through theirjourney from starting to consider therapy, to finding the righttherapist, preparing for the first session, surviving throughcommon challenges, knowing when to end therapy, and when to return,Karin Blak reveals previously untold intricacies of how therapistswork, how therapists themselves are supervised, how to know if yourtherapist is overstepping boundaries, what the lingo really means,how to manage your own expectations, and when to move on fromtherapy.Each section contains honest commentary about the process oftherapy, case studies showing examples applicable to real life,encouragements to act, practical suggestions and actions to applyif needed.