Psychotherapy is not limited to mental health alone. People actually come to counselling and psychotherapy for a large number of reasons and these can include various common day-to-day challenges. Many individuals choose to come to therapy as they have recognized some of the goals they wish to work on whilst others have been advised to seek counselling by family and friends.
Some of the common topics that people come to seek psychotherapy for can be learning how to manage stress in different areas of life.
Others want to better understand their thoughts and emotions, to cultivate a healthier and better overall sense of well-being, to decrease overall anxiety and negative thought patterns, to develop a more holistic lifestyle, to learn better communicative approaches with others, to understand how their past affects their present and to develop healthier relationships or to improve on the current relationships.
Others also bring topics such as workplace stress, issues with family and friends, understanding the self in terms of needs and wants, self-exploration and the development of better conflict resolution and problem solving skills. Sometimes, certain individuals feel like they have hit an emotional road block in their lives and may need to turn to a professional for certain resources and support to gain some sustainable tools and get past that block.
Psychotherapy can help to empower self-growth and improvement, encourage self-awareness and the realization of one’s potential, strengthen relationships and regulate emotions.