Therapy is a collaborative dynamic process. I use an eclectic approach, utilizing therapeutic techniques rooted in modalities such as Solution-Focused, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic. The relationship between you and your therapist is a powerful one and both need to be dedicated to the change process. You and your therapist are equal parts to this process. Your therapist acts as a guide to your inner world, but the work is yours. You will get out of it what you put in.
Building rapport with your therapist is one of the most important pieces to therapy. The relationship's most important component is a foundation of trust. Trust is mined from honesty and being genuine. This trust will be built upon to address the areas of your life that are unsatisfying. There may be a roller coaster of emotions during the process from elation to tears. At times therapy is an uncomfortable process, but when you are uncomfortable discovery is on the horizon. Your part is equally important to be able to know your tolerance for the periods of discomfort and set boundaries when they are needed or even push a little harder to get where you want to be, as much as it for the therapist.
Pssst, I've got a secret to tell you...there is no magic wand, nor any magic pills, and the therapist can't "fix you" because you aren't broken. Therapy is a tool to guide you in changing the things in your life that you are not satisfied with. This process will take work, time and effort, and the rewards can be great!