Asking for help as an adult is sometimes felt as an opportunity, other times as a failure and other times as a need. Sometimes the three of them at the same time. In every case, therapy promotes a change through the opportunity of thinking about oneself and the relation with others.
It is not always easy to identify what one wants to change or why. Sometimes it’s a general feeling of not being well. Other times it’s a feeling of being stuck, being exhausted or finding it difficult to go on. Asking for therapy as a way of getting help it’s different from one person to another. There are different motivations, different times and different ways, depending on each person’s personality, even if symptoms are similar (for example, sadness, anxiety, insomnia, stress, etc).
The benefits from a psychotherapy are usually superior to what was expected on the first place. It helps to get a feeling of unblocking and relief on medium-term, helping develop each individual’s personality
Some reasons why people ask for consultation:
- Sleeping problems.
- Obsessions and compulsions.
- Fears that we think are irrational.
- Feeling tired, general apathy.
- Feeling that we are losing our impulse control.
- Frustration for not following the path in life that we wanted to have.
- Lack of creativity.
Sometimes we live through situations that leave a wound that is hard to heal:
- Sentimental break up.
- Death of someone close.
- Different types of abuse.
Other times, we have to face a reality that seems uphill and that we feel we can’t manage:
- Difficulties on parenting.
- Sexual disfunctions and other problems.
- Family problems.