Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I struggling to feel myself lately
- Is life just feeling harder and harder everyday
- I have lots of decisions to make and I cant get any clarity or trust myself
- Is my worrying getting worse
- Why am I being so irrational
- Why don’t I have any interest in things anymore
- Why am I not sleeping well
- Why am I not eating well
- Why am I putting on weight or losing too much weight, but the GP says I’m ok medically
- Why are my friends being different with me and keep asking if I’m ok
- Why are people avoiding me
- Am I keeping secrets and feeling ashamed
- Am I comparing myself to others
- Why do I feel worthless
- Who do I trust that I can tell
- Why cant I go out anymore without feeling anxious
- Why am I letting he or she treat me like this
These are some of the most common reasons that people end up seeking therapy. All of these issues can lead to anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
The most common reasons people fear counselling
- People will think I’m mad or crazy
- What if people find out
- Only weak people go to therapy
- I don’t need counselling, my problems not serious enough
- I can handle it by myself; I have to just get on with it, like people tell me.
- Its embarrassing, I’m too ashamed or scared
- I’ll have to lie on a couch with my eyes closed
- I cant show my emotions, I don’t know how to.
- The therapist will read my mind
- I don’t want to betray my family
- I am afraid that I will become dependent on a therapist
If all of this sounds familiar and you are still unsure, give me a call. I offer a free 15 minute consultation, this may help you decide if you will feel comfortable to meet with me and take that first step to seeking help.