What is “Therapy”

What is Therapy?

Anyone who believes that they have a definitive answer to this question is most probably lying.  I am sure that I am not the first person to say that therapy comes in as many forms as there are therapists.  Therapy, for me, is about having conversations that are aimed at understanding the influence of problems on a person’s life.  Understanding the “fabric” of a problem: where it came from; how we were introduced to it; to what memories, people and places it is connected; what keeps it in place and what supports its influence in our lives.  This puts us in a position where we are more likely to separate ourselves from the problem and are able to stand up to the influence of the problem in our lives.  Therapy also involves talking about aspects of our lives that are not influenced by the problem and honouring these moments.     


Published by Jason Ross

Jason Ross is a Counselling Psychologist with a fervent interest in the use of LANGUAGE and TEXT. His areas of practice include: injury and illness psychology, sexual health, relationships and addiction.