I recently wrote an article for Morning Lazziness where I explored the idea of when we should think about seeing a counsellor, psychotherapist or coach. I have written about this before but it is a question that is being asked more and more. Many also do not understand the difference (if there is one!) between a counsellor, psychotherapist or coach.
We all have moments when life throws us a problem or difficulty that unsettles us. For some, we are able to roll with it muddle our way through it. But some of us need a helping hand. This does not mean that we are mentally ill. It simply means that life has thrown a curve ball and we were not quite ready for it. We might need a bit of a helping hand to get back on track. We might be in need of a tweak, or some guidance just to get through a particular moment in our lives.
But there are also times when we might be living with depression, anxiety or the effects of a traumatic experience. Good counselling would then be ideal.
If you thinking of seeing a counsellor psychotherapist or coach, do some preparation first. I explore what questions you need to ask in the article.
But the key ideas are:
- Research the different styles of therapy
- You might not click with the first therapist you find
- Make sure the therapist is credible
- Have a goal
- Set out to find the experience rewarding and enriching