The Therapeutic RelationshipPeople seek Therapy for many reasons, often prompted by a particular difficult life situation, an apparent problem in living. The Therapeutic Relationship between Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Client is structured to promote a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental place where the Client can experience themselves and their place in the World in a very different way to which is usually available in their day to day lives. Away from the distraction of ordinary activities and pressures, or of any concerns about their impact on the other person present.
However, I find people often choose to stay in Therapy as a developmental, experiential tool. To find meaning and understanding for and of themselves and their place in the World, how they developed into the person they believe themselves to be in the here and now, and how to engage more consciously and creatively in their continuing process of becoming in relation to their World.
I view Therapy as an engagement in the process of reflection, revelation and transformation, and the role of therapist as facilitative companion.