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10 Reasons for Counselling

Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch or talking online.

Therapy is a tool you can use at any point. It covers a range of issues from sleep to relationships as well as anxiety and trauma. It is worth having therapy at some point, even if you feel you don't have mental health issues.

Still not sure if you should try therapy? Have a look as some of the reason to do therapy.

1. You’re experiencing unexpected mood swings.

Are you noticing you have a more negative mood or thought process it might be worth talking to someone. I can help you get to the root of the problem, you will have the opportunity to open up about your thoughts and feelings. we can look at what is going on for you, and deal with what you are struggling with.

2. You’re undergoing a big change.

Change is very challenging, and that includes a new job, or moving to a new life. Therapy online can help normalise it.

3. You’re withdrawing from things that used to bring you joy.

If you’re normally quite social and you find that you are pulling away from your weekly activities, for example, it could be something deeper. We can work together what is going on for you.

4. You’re feeling isolated or alone.

Some people struggle and feel they are alone in their mental health fight. Counselling can help explore why this may be.

5. You’re using a substance to cope with issues in your life.

If you find yourself turning to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with what’s going on in your life, it might be time to reach out. Addiction and substance abuse are medical conditions ― not character flaws.

6. You suspect you might have a serious mental health condition.

Serious mental illness affects almost 10 million adults in America in a given year. If you’ve been feeling off for a long period of time, reach out. Psychiatric conditions like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia rarely develop out of nowhere and people display signs for a while. Symptoms ― particularly ones like severe nervousness, apathy or intrusive thoughts ― should not be ignored. They’re treatable.

7. You feel like you’ve lost control.

This particular feeling arises when people are dealing with a substance abuse or addiction issue, McCorry said. This lack of control often keeps individuals in the in a repetitive circle of substance use.

8. Your relationships feel strained.

Relationships are hard work. You’re not expected to have all the answers. If you’re with a partner, therapy can help the two of you explore better ways to communicate and any other issues that seem to pop up. Couples therapy can be good for both people in the relationship, and also supportive to both.

9. Your sleeping patterns are off.

Lack of sleep, or a change to your sleep patterns can be an indication of depression. It might be time to investigate what is going on and find the underlying issue

10. You just feel like you need to talk to someone.

There’s nothing wrong with seeking professional help for any health issue, including mental health. You go to the dentist for your teeth, a doctor if you are physically unwell. Why not a therapist?

If you have an inclination that you might need to speak with someone, do it. Therapy is a perfectly normal ― and valuable ― experience that works to many people’s benefit.

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