WHY SEEK COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY?
In our ever-changing unpredictable lives, we often experience difficulties and distress that negatively impacts our lives. The negative impact may appear in the form of negative and irrational thoughts; pain and health problems; difficult situations like stress, pressure, frustration, conflicts and relationship issues; unhealthy habits like procrastination, addiction, avoidance etc; unhelpful reactions and behavior patterns; lack of motivation and/or skills causing underperformance; adjustment issues; and various negative emotions such as depression, anger, anxiety, guilt hurt, jealousy, envy and shame.
“Just like all humans, you too may face difficult times that you may not absolutely and completely be able to resolve by yourself… Seeking professional help may help”
You will mostly be able to handle some level of stress. However, there are times in life when this stress demands the energy and resources that may exhaust and burn you out! Research proves that in such times, seeking help from a trained and certified mental health professional (counselor, psychologist or psychotherapist) is better than talking to a friend,relative, untrained professional or pseudo-psychologists/scientists.
Psychological help will not only reduce your distress but will teach you and empower you to deal with such distress efficiently and independently. It will help you learn skills to think, feel and react effectively, so you can solve your own problems and reach your goals.
WHEN TO SEEK COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY?
You could be experiencing negativity for many issues in your personal, social, professional and familial life. A good time to seek support is ANYTIME! The moment you realize that your problems are interfering with your daily and normal functioning or the moment you decide to improve yourself or your life, SEEK SUPPORT.
Some reasons why people seek counselling and Psychotherapy are:
It is possible that what disturbs you is related to various other issues apart from those mentioned above. But if you think you are stuck in distress it’s possible to get out of there!