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6 reasons for seeking a therapist.

I completely understand that seeking support for you or your child’s psychological and emotional needs is a daunting prospect, but these are some of the things that you could stand to gain from taking that step.

1) Support relationships

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t struggle with relationships now and then. Frustrations with your partner, your children, your parents, whoever it may be, one of the biggest causes of problems within relationships is poor communication. Seeing a therapist can be a great way to improve your communication and consequently, your relationship.

2) Work related issues

Work induced anxiety is common as night and day. Many of us struggle with the stresses and strains of daily life at work, but is it impacting your ability to do your job? Are you faced with confidence issues, a manager that is making you anxious? Seeing a therapist can provide a constructive way to deal with all of this.

3) Low self-esteem

A common issue for many people. If you do find yourself in the depths of depression, feeling worthless and having nothing to connect to, seeing a psychologist, even if it is just to develop a better understanding of your difficulties, can help you change your mindset into a more positive frame of mind.

4) Self-reflection

Therapy is not just for treating disorders, it can also proactively support the quest for a better, more fulfilling life. You may be frustrated by your irrational fear of spiders, or something in your life is holding you back. Therapy could turn your life from good, to great.

5) Manage emotions

Trauma, loss, fear, anger, all emotions that can be really difficult to manage for all of us. When these emotions get the better of us, this can often trigger the search for a therapist. Therapy can help you to make sense of your emotions and find a way to handle them better.

6) Helping expression of emotions

Many people find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions. If left unresolved they can often lead to further problems with their relationships. Therapy can help you work past your emotional blocks and provide a safe space to let them out.

If you recognise yourself within any of these points and you’re not quite convinced about therapy. Give me a call and let’s talk about your specific needs. I am based in Essex for face to face appointments but also have availability through Skype and telephone.



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