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What is therapy?

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Therapy or Counselling is a healthy way to deal effectively with your emotional concerns and lead meaningful and fulfilled lives. Each therapy session is tailored to your needs by providing an environment where you are free to express your thoughts and gain a new perspective to your problems.

Therapy is not a magic wand to make your problems go away. It is a consistent process that requires few to many sessions of working with the therapist. Going through the layers of your problems, becoming aware of patterns, triggers and connections will help you gain insight into your difficulties. Through this realization comes the desire to affect change and develop more helpful coping strategies. Therapy empowers you to create, and lead a happier and comfortable life than you thought possible.

Your therapist is trained and skilled in helping you:

  • Develop greater self-awareness,
  • Get in touch with your emotions
  • Express your feelings in an appropriate manner after working through them.

Counsellors and therapists offer a supportive and caring environment in which you can explore concerns and problems at your own pace. The therapy process will assist you to move on in life rather than being stuck with the past by providing a holistic approach to your problems.

Counselling can be useful for anyone who desires to explore the way they are thinking or feeling and even for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve. Common subjects that can be addressed with counselling are depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns, trauma, etc.

A common misconception is that something has to be drastically wrong, a crisis to seek professional help. Many can benefit from therapy for less intensive concerns at some point in their life. Such as addressing stress due to work pressures, low self-esteem, health concerns, being in a care giver role, conflict, decision making, coping with new transitions in life, etc.