Why Therapy?

People seek therapy for a variety of different reasons. Some people need a specific solution to a specific problem, such as a phobia or learning how to deal with panic attacks. Other people seek psychological treatment to deal with depression, chronic anxiety, or even psychotic symptoms as part of a broader, continuous psychological treatment. Some people just need help dealing with some of the common, but emotionally challenging issues that we all have to deal with in our lives, such as relationship and commitment problems, bereavement, loneliness and adjusting to big life changes, such as divorce, leaving home for the first time, parenthood or retirement. Others start psychotherapy because they want to know more about themselves and seek a better understanding of their own psyche and psychological processes.

 

There is not one type of person who needs psychotherapy. But if you feel that you could benefit from some extra help in dealing with an emotional or psychological issue or crisis, whatever that may be, then psychotherapy might be right for you. Perhaps you decide to do it just for a limited period of time or you are keen on turning it into a more in-depth process for a longer period in your life.