Who is Psychotherapy for?
Psychotherapy is for anyone. We all face periods in our lives when we feel stuck or overwhelmed. You may be having feelings of sadness, depression or anxiety, you may be in crisis. You may be having difficulties forming and maintaining meaningful relationships, finding yourself repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns. You might be looking for purpose, or just looking for a change.
When it's right, therapy is a space to address these questions and concerns, to explore and grow. Therapy is that rare place where you get to say anything and everything on your mind, to understand where you've been, where you are, and where you want to go.
The School of Life put it well:
Where do I start?
All the above said, finding a qualified therapist to address these issues can be hard work, the variety of models and accrediting bodies can be confusing. There are a wide range of approaches to therapy but broadly speaking the most reliable predictor of whether any therapy will be useful for someone is whether they feel an alliance with the therapist they are working with. It's worth looking around and investing some time in exploring who and what feels right for you, and checking the credentials of possible therapists. I offer a free consultation session to see if working together feels like a good fit.