There are many ways of getting strong; sometimes talking is the best way – Andre Agassi
To contemplate making the decision to start therapy or not, may feel like a formidable task. It requires taking a risk, being willing to explore the unknown or less familiar territory of one’s self and to experience the healing process of a therapeutic relationship. Psychotherapy will lead to greater understanding and it will mobilise some changes in your life. Although therapy is referred to as the “talking cure”, all this talking does result in action and change.
You may be experiencing very specific symptoms that may be concerning you, or that may be having a negative impact on your life, or you may have experienced a specific event that has caused emotional pain or feelings of being overwhelmed. Or you may have a vague sense of discomfort, you may feel that all is not well, but you might find it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.
Psychotherapy provides a safe space to explore whatever issues you may bring.
- It can help you feel more in control of your life.
- It can restore your sense of purpose.
- It can increase a sense of calmness and joy in your life.
A list of possible problems or symptoms:
Bipolar mood disorder
Addictions (substances, gambling, pornography)
Stress (exam-, work-)
Loss and death
How to find the right partner
Teenage problem behaviours
Stepfamily adjustment problems
Lack of confidence / self esteem