Metaphor to describe therapy
I see therapy as being a mental surgery process. Sounds painful? I am not going to deny this, but mentally it can be.
First part of the process is realising you have an issue and seeking help for this. The therapist will scan the client to identify the issue; this is done by asking relevant questions.
Following this, the surgery process will begin. A time and date will be negotiated with you and your therapist. You decide to go in not knowing what could happen – will you recover? – what are the risks?
You may be really nervous, as you are letting someone else see the issues you are dealing with on your journey. Although the client and therapist have a set goal, anything can happen during the sessions. The therapist may say something that can impact on the client.