How Can A Therapist Benefit Me?
There are many misconceptions about therapy. Unfortunately, these misconceptions can lead individuals to put off getting valuable help from a compassionate therapist. Learning more about the benefits of counselling can help you to better understand how this might be the right choice for you.
There is no such thing as one-size-treats all approach to therapy. Every person and their life experiences make them unique. This means that the approach taken to help you through what you may be struggling with should also be unique and should be customized to meet your needs.
The following are just a few of the questions most often heard about therapy, along with answers you may find helpful.
Will I have to talk about my childhood? Only if you want to! Not all problems stem from issues in our childhood. While some of us most certainly can benefit from an examination of traumas and negative experiences in childhood, the truth is that many of us face problems that are a little bit more recent
Why can’t I just talk to my friends and family? You can most certainly turn to your social and family circles for guidance. In fact, it is highly encouraged to do so as it can prove to be very beneficial to have a good strong support network. However, consider what would happen if they are the primary source of your current stress? Also, some problems are simply beyond the help and understanding of someone who hasn’t been trained in helping with emotional and mental health issues. We all understand the value of advice from our loved ones. But sometimes we need guidance that is completely objective and is not tainted by an emotional history.
Will I always need therapy? Some people find benefit in long-term counselling while others are able to work through their problem(s) and move on in a relatively short amount of time. The length of your therapy will depend entirely on you, your comfort levels and the concerns that you are facing.
What if I have sensitive issues to discuss? Working effectively with a therapist requires the building of trust. It may take a little bit of time for the two of you to form a strong connection, or you may feel it immediately. However, once the trust has been established, you should be able to feel as though you can discuss any topic with your therapist who is now engaged and invested in your good mental and emotional well-being.
Here are just a few of the added benefits that you can find by working with a trained and experience therapist.
Therapists are impartial third parties, which makes the counsellor, impartial and objective.
Your therapist will not judge you for your choices, your lifestyle, or anything else that you may wish to discuss.
A good therapist will understand that some days you feel like talking about stress, life, and emotions, and other days you just want to talk about something else. Your therapy will move at your pace, a pace that you feel most comfortable with.
You will never be bullied into discussions of difficult topics, you will be allowed to set the tone and the pace for your therapy.
Your therapist will offer you workable methods of coping with life, stress, relationships, and other difficult situations that require working through.
When you feel as though there is no way out of a situation, therapist can often see a little loophole that you could start to work on. That is the key benefit to being an impartial observer!
Your therapist will have undergone extensive training learning the best methods of conflict resolution, relationship counselling, stress and time management, and even working through unresolved PTSD and addiction.
Depressed? Struggling with anxiety? Looking for life direction? Going through a divorce? A therapist can help you to work your way through each and every struggle, using the most effective methods possible.