Most people think seeing a therapist is only for people with severe mental health issues, but they are able to help with a host of other personal matters as well. If you are in need of one of these things on this list you might well consider booking an appointment with your local head doctor…
I am not talking depression here, just the very early stages of it. Even if you feel a little bit down taking some time out to talk to a therapist, especially early on can save time and money. You won’t be wasting anyone’s time so do consider it.
Before a Big Event
Maybe before a wedding or a big work presentation, or just before going to a job interview. Taking some time to talk to a therapist can help ease your anxiety levels that most people will be naturally feeling before something big happening in their lives. A well-trained therapist can give you tools and instructions on how to guide yourself through this.
The Loss of Someone
It’s natural to feel grief when you lose a friend or close family member, so why not take some time to see a therapist both before the funeral and after it to talk about how you are feeling. Even if you think you are “OK” with it, talking about it can often cause hidden feelings to show that might cause you bigger problems later down the road.
The Loss of a Pet
Has a beloved family pet recently passed away? Are other members in your family a little bit disparaging about it, but it’s affecting you more than them? Sometimes talking to a therapist can help you understand your feelings a little better as it might well be something much bigger than you think.
Before Exams/Work Assessments
For people going through exams, it can be a really tough time and spending some time with a therapist can help you think clearer and might well improve your grades, or at least improve the chances of getting the grades you deserve. The same also goes before a be work assessment as it can be a stressful time in anyone’s work life.
If you and your partner are having a rough patch why not both got to a therapist because most therapists can also offer marriage guidance to help with that. You can go on your own, one at a time or both at the same time, but it could be the one thing that helps save your relationship.
A Lack of Motivation
Have you ever felt that you need a “kick up the backside” to get going in your life? A therapist might be able to help with that. Maybe it is something holding you back like your own personal self-image or fear of something unknown.
While therapists can’t cure all known phobias they can help you will some of the basic ones like arachnophobia (fear of spiders) or maybe claustrophobia (fear of confined or crowded spaces.). Many phobias are little more than mental health conditions and can easily be solved with time and practice.
A lot of people get shy at certain times, but when that said shyness is holding you back from telling someone how you feel about them, or maybe going out with friends it can get in the way of life and a therapist is more than qualified to deal with things like this.
Body Image Issues
Maybe you think you are too fat, too thin, or maybe you just hate a particular part of your body so much that it deeply affects you. A therapist can help with this kind of thing and going to one earlier rather than later could save you from bigger issues further down the road.