Struggles in the here-and-now can often be compounded by the unconscious ways we respond to them.
Therapy helps identify and offer insight into unconscious dynamics, opening up the possibility of changing behaviours.
HOW IT CAN HELP
Many people arrive in therapy with the question: “what’s wrong with me?” but the more pertinent question is: “what’s happened to me?”
You may be contemplating therapy with a clear idea of what you need help with, but for many, it can be difficult to identify the origins of distressing feelings or make sense of problems rooted in the past. Whatever the issue, there are often signs that suggest therapy could be beneficial. You may be experiencing:
Although struggles such as these can be a problem, they are not always ‘the’ problem; they are often the product of a deeper issue rooted in our unconscious. By exploring your experiences and feelings with a therapist, these obstructive unconscious behaviours can be unearthed. This not only brings relief from your distress, but an increased awareness can also facilitate positive change in your life as you find new ways of managing situations or emotions.