What Can Therapy Help With?
If you are experiencing any of the following, then talking to a therapist could be useful:
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficult emotions, such as grief, guilt, sadness, confusion, anger and low self-esteem.
- A sense of loneliness and isolation
- Difficult life events, such as bereavement or losing your job
- Upsetting or traumatic experiences, whether it’s something recent or something that happened a long time ago
- Lack of confidence in your personal or work life
- Difficulties with intimacy and personal relationships
- Domestic abuse
- Relationship problems with colleagues or friends
- Life changing events such as divorce, separation or a recent domestic or personal upheaval
- Relationship problems within your family, for instance with your parents, siblings, children or partner
- Long-term physical health problem
- Suicidal thoughts
People come to see a counsellor for all sorts of reasons. You may be aware that you are suffering from anxiety and/or depression and know that you need counselling to resolve things. But, there are many other reasons for seeing a therapist. You may be clear about what you want from therapy or you may only know that you need support from someone who isn’t a friend or family member. It could be that you are feeling overwhelmed by a recent crisis or that a long term problem isn’t getting any better. You may be feeling that things from your past are holding you back or that you are stuck in a rut and unable to think of a way out of it on your own. Or you may just know that something isn’t right even if you can’t quite identify what the problem is.