Psychotherapy is a way to become aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and motives. Exploring these patterns and becoming aware of them is an important step towards experiencing relief from your symptoms. The development of a relationship between the client and the therapist based on trust confidentiality, safety, and a mutual concern for the client’s wellbeing is key to the success of therapy. It’s normal to feel uncertain or nervous about seeing a therapist, especially for people new to the idea who have never done so before. Many people find that by the end of their first session, they feel at ease. For those with concerns, they should feel free to discuss them over the phone or via email.