So, you have acknowledged that you need guidance. You have accepted that you need help. That is huge! But now what? Who do you book with? What help do you seek?
Life is a journey, and there are multiple times throughout our lives that we may find ourselves needing a bit of support, guidance, and help. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, there is strength in reaching out for help. Life is difficult enough, why add extra pressure and stress when it can be halved by simply sharing it with someone? Sometimes we punish ourselves even further by refusing to accept that we need an outsider's perspective.
As the journey changes, so does the type and form of therapy needed. In order for the therapy process to be effective, we obviously need to be seeking help in the right area and from the right person. This can sometimes take time and a bit of trial and error. Take a physical ailment as an example- the first medical practitioner you see may not be able to diagnose your aches and pains, but that doesn’t stop you. They will more than likely be able to steer you in a better direction and towards someone that can. Until, eventually, you reach a resolution. This is all part of the process, so don’t let it deter you. You will, without a doubt, take something away from everyone you meet. The process can however be made simpler and more beneficial if you have a sound idea of the different types of therapies out there- making your decision a more educated one.
So, whether you have been through a major life trauma, are struggling with day-to-day struggles, need a bit of direction or simply want to work towards being the best version of yourself, it is important to know who will be best to book with so that you can make the most of the experience. There will be different times in your life when you experience all these different scenarios and will need to call on a range of therapies and specialists.