What would be my role as a patient/client in psychotherapy?
I would encourage you to talk openly and honestly about your problems, thoughts and feelings, regardless of how personal or painful they may be. I would also like to hear your feedback about what you think is working well and helping you to change, as well as what you think you would like to have happen differently, so that we can adjust and readjust the therapeutic process in order to make it as beneficial for you as possible.
I would like for you to share with me if you think therapy is taking too long, if you don’t plan on coming back or if you feel uncomfortable about any of the ways I am conducting our sessions. It may be hard sometimes to share with me what is on your mind, or you may feel afraid to share some things, but I believe the best way I can help you is if you are as open and honest with me about what is happening in your life.