What does it involve?
Therapy is quite a simple process in some ways, but at the same time is often profound, challenging, and deeply rewarding. It's a service provided to people who need some form of additional support in their lives. Often when people suffer, part of the problem is that they cannot talk to anyone who is neutral. They need someone who can truly listen with empathy, acceptance and a complete lack of judgement. Psychotherapy involves being fully heard, at a fundamental level.
This is the foundation, but to make improvements in our lives we need to reconnect with the sense of wellbeing and health that is inherent in us all. As human beings, we have the right to be happy. Often, the way to realise that potential is to develop a trusting, mutal and respectful relationship with a trained person, so that all the other relationships in our lives - with other people, the world in general and even ourselves - can also improve.
My training is in a mode of therapy called Core Process Psychotherapy, which is an amalgam of some western approaches and mindfulness and meditative work. There is no dogma in this approach, and a Core Process therapist hasn't got any major aim in mind; at root I listen, reflect, and encourage you to do the same.
In therapy, one of the most useful skills to learn is to stay present and to slow down, to notice what is happening within you moment to moment as we discuss problems and difficulties. How you feel about the past or the future is often best accessed by concentrating on the present.