Will CBT Work for me?
Many people thinking about coming for therapy may feel that their problem is not serious enough. Clients often say "its silly but, this is upsetting me, but it's not abuse or violence, it's only…" Others know that they want to make changes but are not sure how to start.
If anything stops you feeling OK about how your life is, then the scale of the problem is not for debate. Any problem, big or small, deserves attention. In CBT the scale may be only how much time it takes for you to change your thinking, feelings and behaviour.
A therapeutic relationship is different from talking to friends or your partner or spouse. It gives you a neutral person to talk you, and a safe place to explore your feelings and create a picture of how things could be for you in the future.
Some people come for therapy for a short time, for 6 to 12 sessions; other people come from 6 months to a year. For some, coming for over a year or longer suits them.
Everyone is different and the time you need is a judgement you make collaboratively with Joy Scholes.