Just so you know . . .
As a therapist I won't:
Try to fix you.
Give you advice.
Tell you what to do.
Pretend I know more about you than you do.
Assume what is best for you.
Have all the answers.
Make the hard stuff go away.
As a therapist I will:
Remind you that you aren't broken.
Give you room to access your own wisdom.
Support you in figuring out what you want to do.
Recognise that you are the expert on your own life.
Remind myself that only you know what is best for you.
Accept that I don't know it all.
Collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with.