How do I know if I need therapy?
Therapy may be for you if you are feeling anxious, depressed, or unfulfilled in any way and nothing seems to help. You may have tried to cope with your problems on your own but you are finding it difficult to cope.
Do you find yourself sometimes guided by who you think you 'should' be rather than who you feel you 'are'? Therapy offers you the opportunity to talk to someone, who is skilled in listening, in a safe and confidential space. In therapy you can gently explore current ways of being that are not working for you and that you wish to change.
You may want to have more meaningful relationships. You may want to let go of worries or fears. Whatever struggles you are facing, therapy can often lead to a sense of empowerment as you begin to gain self-awareness and start to understand yourself better. In therapy you can be helped to make sense of why you do the things you do and to particularly address those aspects that sabotage you living the kind of life you want to live.
When worries or feelings interfere with life in relationships or at work, it is advisable to seek help. Good, competent, professional help is worthwhile and the benefits of psychotherapy are most often long-term.