A simple word that everyone understands even if they have none. It’s like “irony”. Everyone would concede they know what it is without being able to define it or describe what its made up of. Irony is the juxtaposition of seemingly exclusive events and or ideas existing simultaneously in time. Trust is more fundamental and its definition and understanding is grasped on an emotional level. Trust is the absence of cynicism. Trust is an understanding that unspoken motives are benign. Trust is a level of conscious and unconscious acceptance. Establishing trust is the fundamental platform from which therapy begins, proceeds and finds success. Without trust no therapy is likely to achieve success. As a therapist, trust is an emotional state that I seek to achieve from a client by earning that trust. Having established trust in a client, trust is returned by the certainty that the client is committed to achieving their goals.