Life brings many challenges, but you don't have to travel this path alone. Through therapy, you can learn new strategies for managing stress or dealing with negative thoughts affecting your wellbeing. Here are six common reasons people seek help from a counsellor or psychologist.
You want to be understood, communicate better & increase your emotional agility
Do you feel misunderstood at times or wish you had the right skills to communicate your thoughts or emotions more effectively?
Do you wish you could be honest at times without worrying it will cause conflict or dissolve your friendship? So you always bite your tongue even when you are hurting...?
Counselling is a place to be 'heard' and 'seen'. It's a place to foster self-worth, and a create lasting change. Your therapist can help with relationship maintenance, better communication, and regulating emotions.
You want to manage your stress response, overcoming fear or self-doubt
Life brings many challenges, but you don't have to travel this path by yourself. Through therapy, you can learn new strategies for managing stress or dealing with negative thoughts affecting your wellbeing.
Moreover, therapy can help you understand yourself better or improve your ability to thrive in different areas in your life.
A therapist can help analyse your problems and suggest a new approach you may have not thought of before.
You've experienced a significant life event
Major life events can occasionally come our way and effect our mental health. Among these are:
- death of a loved one
- loss of a job
- going through a divorce
- experiencing a traumatic life event
A therapist can provide a safe space for patients to talk about their powerful emotions, and help them develop methods and strategies for coping with their loss and grief.
You can’t concentrate
If you're struggling to focus and it's starting to seriously affect your wellbeing, your personal life or work life, consider talking to a therapist.
A mental health professional can help you get to the root of the problem, assessing your situation and ruling out the possibility of undiagnosed mental health conditions, such as ADHD or depression.
They will trace out a personalised plan for you, helping you adopt healthy habits to improve your focus and get you back to feeling like yourself.
Your actions are affecting those around you
You can improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones with the aid of therapy.
In our day to day, we don't often have the time to check in with ourselves, or listening to how others feel about the relationship with us.
In individual sessions, couples therapy or family therapy, you can learn to open up and navigate tough conversations with expert guidance from a professional.
You’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition
A diagnosis isn’t required to begin therapy. But if you’re diagnosed with a mental health condition, your practitioner may recommend therapy.
Therapy can help identify and work through unhelpful or unwanted thoughts that are affecting you and design a custom plan to help improve your day to day life and wellbeing.
If you require medication, you may be referred to a psychiatrist.
Priyana is a Psychologist and Counsellor with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She is available at Central Wellness, as well as for online consultations.
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