What is important to you right now? What do you really need?
If you are thinking about therapy your priorities might have changed recently. Perhaps your world has just been turned upside down, or a long-standing issue has become unbearable. There might be a conflict between what people want from you and what you can provide.
In therapy, you have a chance to step away from the everyday expectations of who you are and start to work through your difficulties differently. By speaking to someone new to your situation and not personally affected by the decisions you want to make, you have an opportunity to explore the things that are distressing you and see beyond the usual assumptions that you, and others, have about your life.
New ways of seeing
A therapist will work with you in confidence to create a supportive environment in which you can take time out from your daily pressures and reflect on your life in a new way. Dedicating a regular time to talk about your situation and finding different ways to understand your distress can help build your resilience, bring insight and identify opportunities to make new choices. Through making different choices you have a chance to change.