A therapy session is time set aside on an agreed date at an agreed time which provides a ‘safe’ place, which is private, undisturbed and cannot be overheard or interrupted. It is time set aside to look at what has brought you to therapy and to look at the best ways to help you to look at your issues and to identify a course of action for you, either to help you resolve your issues and difficulties or to help you find ways of coping.
Therapy is a very personal experience, your therapist needs to be impartial, and be able to express warmth and empathy to assist you to talk openly about your feelings and emotions. They should also be non-judgemental (this means not judging what a person discloses about themselves, their attitudes or behaviours) fair, open and trustworthy, this then gives the basis for a respectful working relationship to develop.
The therapist should be professionally trained and qualified, and have knowledge about the issues that you want to discuss. You have every right to ask a therapist about their qualifications, availability, methods of working, costs etc. before you choose to undertake therapy with them.