Concerns about therapy

LESPS stands for Life impacts, Expectations, Suitability, Personal Ability and Safety.

You can begin therapy with questions, concerns, and worries, not only about overcoming problems or growth but also LESPS as a result of being in therapy. In my research I have collected over 60 distinct LESPS from consumers which I have been distilled down into 5 questions. If you are going to therapy you may find it useful to think about the answers to these questions and if appropriate talk about them with a prospective therapist.

  • [1] Do you have any questions or concerns about the suitability of therapy, the approach or even myself as a therapist to help you achieve your goals?
  • [2] Do you have any questions or concerns about yourself, your role and whether you have any worries about being able to do therapy? [ personal ability ]
  • [3] Do you have any questions or concerns about therapy impacting your life, such as he time commitment or consequences of change? [ life impact ]
  • [4] Do you have any questions or concerns about safety, being here with me, saying what you need to say without judgement or even about confidentiality?
  • [5] Do you have any questions or concerns about how this can help, what will happen or what to expect in therapy?

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