TIME TO SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST?
People decide to see a psychologist for many different reasons. There are certain times in life when it can be really valuable to talk through your thoughts and feelings with a psychologist:
You want to challenge yourself
Some people want more from life. Steve Jobs called us “the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently”. The rest of the world may not always understand you or support your desire for change. A psychologist can help you fulfil your desire to change your life and challenge your world.
Your life is changing
Life is filled with major transitions. There are new beginnings, filled with hope and nervous excitement: starting a new relationship, pursuing a new job, getting married or having a baby. There are goodbyes, filled with gratitude and loss: ending relationships, leaving a job, getting divorced or children leaving home. New beginnings and endings can make us ask questions of ourselves and our lives. A psychologist can help you explore the meaning of these changes in your life.
You feel out of control
It can sometimes feel like life happens to us. So often we try to ensure that things go our way and we fail at getting it right. We can feel stuck and hopeless as nothing we do seems to help. A psychologist can help you identify what is in your control and better manage what isn’t.
You can decide whether to quit or fight
There are times in life when we feel that we need to make a big decision about your relationship or you career. You ask “should I stay or should I go?” With so many factors to consider, a psychologist can help you examine your options and plan the best way forward.
Your past seems to be repeating itself
Although we like to believe we can leave our past behind us, some things seem to follow us into our present. Do you seem to be making the same mistakes? Have you been stuck in anger, bitterness or resentment? Do you struggle to let go of a past situation or relationship? A psychologist can help you make sense of your past and better live in your present.