How therapy can help
Therapy can help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you have been affected by what's happened in your life. Most people who are experiencing psychological and emotional problems have had stressful or traumatic life experiences. Therapy can play an important role in helping you to process and heal from those experiences and learn ways to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings when they arise.
You don’t need to have a mental illness to benefit from seeing a psychologist. Everyday difficulties such as relationship problems, stressful life events, or a low sense of self-worth can be improved through therapy.
While it is helpful to have the support of family and friends, there are times when you may need guidance from a therapist who has an objective perspective - and the training and experience to help you make sense of what is happening in your life.
It is important that each person take an active role in the therapy process - this may mean developing new ways of thinking and behaving or just having a willingness to reflect on your inner experience.
Learning new ways to understand and manage thoughts and feelings can take time, but will ultimately lead to the ability to cope with life difficulties more effectively in the future.