Benefits and Risks of Counselling
Participation in therapy can result in several benefits to you, including improved interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific apprehensions.
Working to achieve these benefits requires effort on your part too. Therapy entails your active involvement, honesty, and willingness to change your thoughts, feelings, and/or behavior. Sometimes more than one approach can be helpful.
During therapy, remembering unpleasant events, feelings, or thoughts may result in considerable discomfort, intense emotions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.
I may challenge some of your suppositions or perceptions. I may propose different ways of thinking about or handling situations that may cause you to feel upset, angry, or disappointed.
Therapy may result in decisions to change behaviors, employment, or relationships. Change can sometimes be quick and easy, but at another time can be slow and even frustrating. There is no guarantee that psychotherapy will yield positive or intended results.