What to Expect
Talking Therapy as a means of working through difficult and stressful times can help alleviate these stresses and find new ways of coping. Psychotherapy is a form of counselling or therapy that involves talking with a trained mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or counsellor.
Psychotherapy can help you with a wide range of emotional and behavioural concerns including problems with family, friends or partners, and issues such as depression, anxiety or phobias.
Psychotherapy can be carried out one-on-one, in groups or with couples or families.
REASONS WHY PEOPLE SEEK THERAPY
Difficulty with major life events or other life stressors. Stress affects every part of our lives. Although stress has become part of life, too much of it can harm you physically, emotionally, and socially. Use therapy to help you reduce and manage stress.
Problems with co-workers or family relationships. Relationships can be both wonderful and complicated, especially when we make bad decisions that affect them for a long time. Learn new skills in order to work through the problems in your relationships with the help of a counsellor.
Overeating, drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, gambling, or workaholic behaviours. If one or more of these issues is interfering with your life or your relationships, or you think you may have a problem in any of these areas, consider therapy.
Grief, depression, excessive jealousy, anxiety, phobias, or panic attacks. Everyone deals with various emotional issues throughout their lives. But don’t lose your job or your relationships over them. Learn to cope. Seek counselling.
Insecurity, shyness, feelings of worthlessness, unhappiness with physical looks. You already know what it is like to live your life in fear. These feelings will only continue to sabotage your goals if you don’t tackle them now. Discover what has shaped your way of thinking and learn how to change it with help from a therapist.
Life changes Illness, becoming a parent, career changes, mid-life issues. Change is unavoidable, and all change is hard. We can’t really live life without change, but many people have a tough time dealing with certain issues. Life crises are a time to seek help.