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Questions to ask before starting psychotherapy

Questions to ask before starting Psychotherapy.


If you feel that psychotherapy may be for you, remember that it requires a significant emotional and financial commitment, as well as your time. You may want to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Will you be attending psychotherapy by yourself, with your partner/spouse, or as a family?

  • If you want to bring a loved one to therapy, are they prepared to come willingly? Forced therapy tends to have poor outcomes.

  • What are your hopes/expectations for therapy? This may inform the type of therapist you choose.

  • Will you use your medical aid to pay for therapy? Enquire about medical aid benefits and limits ahead of time.

  • If you will be paying privately, how much can you afford? Some therapists are amenable to reduced rates.

  • How far are you willing to travel? 

  • What days and times would be convenient?