What is the difference between therapy and getting advice?
In therapy the use of silence is very helpful in allowing the client to speak freely. The therapist is listening for more than the content of you speech. I am listening for how you say it, when you say it, the order in which you say it, the number of times you repeat yourself, while looking at your reaction to the words coming out of your mouth. I am also listening for your fantasies about the situation and how that relates to your life.
The work of therapy begins with Change Talk which makes itself known when you express Desires, Abilities, Reasons, and Needs for making a particular change as well as your level of commitment to following through.
In therapy the aim is to help you face your fears of success, failure, being alone, realizing abilities or inabilities, and character flaws that may be affecting your well-being.
Sometimes if you are not expressing change talk it is a sign that you are not ready for change or you may be wanting me to think something that is not true because you may fear my reaction to the truth.
Are you happy and content with your current situation? Do you want to be in the same place mentally a year from now? What are you willing to do about your situation? How are you going to do it? How will this time be different?
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