What is therapy?

A number of advantages are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problems solving skills and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, unresolved childhood issues, body image issues, relationship troubles, grief, stress management and creative blocks. Many people also find that counsellors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues and the hassles of everyday life. Therapists can provide a brand new perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits of therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practise what you learn.

Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of self, your goals and values.

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships.

  • Finding resolutions to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

  • Managing anger, grief, depression and other emotional pressures.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems

Every person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue and report progress from your previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short term for a specific issue or long term to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist {usually weekly}. It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process, such as a mood diary, taking action on goals and noting behaviour patterns. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive change in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

Everyone goes through challenging times in life and while you may have successfully guided yourself through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self awareness to realise they need a helping hand and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you are at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long lasting benefits and support also giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns and overcome whatever challenges you face.

How can therapy help me?