Personal Counselling Services
HOW CAN A PSYCHOLOGIST HELP ME THROUGH COUNSELLING?
Life is rarely without its challenges. There are some, however, that can be so overbearing that it seems impossible to move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or overwhelming feelings of anxiety, it’s important you know that help is available for every problem life throws your way.
Death is an unavoidable part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Everyone handles the loss of a loved one—whether a parent or a pet—differently. Grieving openly or privately are common ways, but avoiding the realities of loss can lead to longer, lingering problems. A psychologist can help you find appropriate ways to cope with death of someone close to you.
Some of the most successful people achieve their goals by first visualizing them. Athletes often mentally prepare for a competition with as much intensity as they physically train their body. Others use this technique to proactively prepare for challenging life events. Just as you would rehearse a speech before giving it, your psychologist can help you prepare for big events and help you perform at your best, whether it’s the Olympics or just a job interview.
A psychologist can help you improve your mental clarity by acting as an unbiased set of ears. Often, patients find their own solutions just by hearing themselves talk about it out loud. Simply talking about their problems and getting them out in the open helps many people improve their mental clarity, be more able to concentrate, and become more task-orientated. Psychologists are trained to be good listeners.
Sometimes multiple symptoms are caused by larger problems. Mental disorders can manifest themselves in several ways and are often disguised as something else, and can only be uncovered with the help of a mental health professional assessment. Some mental disorders with varying symptoms include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The biggest mistake that people make when they are struggling, is to believe that they can fix things all on their own and that noone else can help them. People often commence counselling saying "I doubt that talking to you will make anything better", and yet complete counselling saying "I never thought it would change anything, thank you so much". So if you are struggling ask yourself what have I got to lose?