My imaginary friend says that you need a therapist.
…..Well, don’t we all need a therapist at certain stages of our life?
“I’m not crazy” I hear you say….. I reply, “I am crazy, and I’m proud of it”!
There is yet another ‘term’ called counselling! So, what’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy? The terms “counselling” and “psychotherapy” are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight distinction. Counselling generally refers to short-term consultation while psychotherapy typically refers to longer-term treatment.
I’m am glad that we sorted this distinction out, but the question still remains, do we need therapy and/or counselling?
I personally feel that people need to talk and to communicate their problems and their needs with other people apart from their family or loved ones. The person on the other side must be a good listener who gives time to the effected person to be fully heard. The reality is that people do need Counselling Therapy or support session now and then, particularly since life has become faster with more pressure being placed upon us. Our world is changing at a faster rate now than ever experienced in the entire human kind, and yes, we may sometimes need some support to manage these continued changes and pressures emotionally.
It is incredibly useful to have a session or two to discuss any feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious or lost. This is very different from a mental health issue, and confusion on this remains high. A mental health issue is something physiological affecting the mind while an Emotional issue affects the emotions. It is not a medical problem.
I have also discovered that the more social media we use and interact with, the more isolated we may become. The more we need time to spend independently on our phones and laptop type devices obviously seems to give us some sort of instant gratification at that particular moment in time, but when that is over, it may leave us in a more vacuous state of mind which may lead into other problems. Therefore, less social media and more interaction with live friends and people is what I am preaching here for a more healthier lifestyle with the odd counselling or a counselling friend.
Sometimes when we feel life becomes hectic, or we have lost our way, we may simply need to check in with someone to talk to. A therapist listens, hears what you are saying and can re-frame some of your issues enabling them to feel less of a burden. When we get support to understand the reason we may feel as we do, this can considerably lighten that heavy feeling we carry.
With Counselling, you have the opportunity to open up about your thoughts, feelings and circumstances in a confidential, non-judgmental setting. This is one the main reasons that some people may find having a Counselling session valuable.
So many reasons why having a session or two with a Professional Counsellor can help your thoughts improve, benefit you in your daily life and support you in any transition or problem. Contacting a Counsellor may alleviate the burden and weight you continue to carry around. There is a better way to lighten your load, resolve issues and become more prepared, stronger with a clearer mind. It is also important to remember that early intervention may be the key in hopefully helping you to solving your problems,one by one.
Blessings to you
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