Therapy is not advice giving or persuasion to the therapist’s point of view, although therapists may offer information and may ask you to do homework as part of your therapy. It’s not a friendly chat to discuss the week’s events as you would with a friend or the same as talking with a friend, a parent or sibling, who may have an opinion about the issues discussed. A therapist is an impartial professional, who will listen to you non-judgementally and work with your emotions. They help you to develop more understanding of yourself and others and find your own solutions. They will be professionally trained, and qualified, and have knowledge about the issues you want to discuss. They should be members of professional regulating bodies and will have a professional requirement to have regular supervision to discuss their work with someone external in order to maintain adequate standards of therapy and practice.