Do I need therapy?
Anyone can experience periods of sadness, stress, grief and conflict at times. In most cases, we deal with it well enough by leaning on support from close friends and family members.
But if you are in distress sometimes therapy might be helpful.
Accepting help is not a sign of weakness.
Avoiding professional help might make a problem worse.
Contrary to popular misconceptions you don’t have to:
Be ‘’crazy’’ to go to therapy.
Seek therapy for every little life difficulty.
Asking for help is a sign of strength and courage. So when do I need to ask for help?
your friends tell you that they are concerned.
you are using a substance to cope.
you experience a life crisis.
you have suffered a trauma and you can’t stop thinking about it.
you are having difficulties with life transitions.
you experienceloss and bereavement.
you have difficulties in conceiving a child.
you suffer from depression, anxiety or low self esteem.
you haveproblems coping with stress.
you experience ongoing emotional problems, (long term sadness, panic attacks, difficulties expressing anger).
you feel lonely and confused or perhaps everything you feel is intense.
you feel disconnected from previously enjoyable activities.
you have unexplained and recurrent headaches, stomach-aches or rundown immune system.
you have difficulties building satisfying, close relationships or your relationships are stained.
you experiencepsycho-somatic symptoms, (difficulties with sleep, ongoing pain).
you want to deal with yourpast or are afraid of the future.
you want to learn more about yourself and develop your potential.