A common concern I have heard is that therapists tend to link everything to childhood and ask people to open up about their early lives. There is no coercion in therapy and I do not oblige any client to speak about anything they are not comfortable talking about. The sessions are led by you so you get a sense for what you need. Some clients have been harmed by their early lives and part of our work may be to try to repair this damage. We might help them develop a sense of self that better reflects who they really are, as distinct from who they became as a result of their childhood.