Good friends are precious but you don’t always want to tell them everything. Often there are things we would like to speak about but feel put off by our personal relationships. Your psychotherapist will not know your friends, and you won’t bump into them at your friends house. A psychotherapy relationship is a confidential relationship and confidentiality is a valuable thing. It may be better for your friendships too if you don’t feel you’ve told them too much. Better sometimes to be able to get something off your mind and leave it there, rather than worry about whether your friend will bring it up when you don’t want them too. Protect your friendships, work with a psychotherapist.