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  • Writer's pictureHayley McAuley

Why does my therapist ask open questions?

Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Open questioning is a way of you therapist gaining more insight into your lived experiences, but it also encourages self exploration and increases self awareness.

When asked the right question, it can open up thought processes that maybe you hadn't entertained before either because you had denied them, or you hadn't thought of them up until that time.

Open questions go deeper than a question that elicits a yes or no answer. When providing a yes or no answer to a closed question, your therapist may feel the need to ask more questions in order to gain clarification and this can end up feeling like an interrogation.

To find out more about open questioning, take a look at my video:

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