Motivation for therapy

 To come for therapy is a very important choice. Therapy aims to provide a confidential, private and uncontaminated space in which any area of your life can be tackled. 

Common reasons for seeking therapy include:

  • A vague sense that there should be more to life
  • A curiosity about yourself or wish for self-growth
  • You are trying to make a big decision  
  • Adjusting to new situations (moving, old age, a new baby)
  • Stress
  • Dissatisfaction with yourself and your life
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness or isolation
  • Confusion or inner conflict
  • Nightmares or disturbing dreams 
  • You may have suffered a traumatic event (domestic violence, rape or other horrific life events)
  • Destructive behaviour or rage  
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Grief, loss or bereavement
  • Illness
  • Major transitions (retrenchment, the end of a relationship, mid-life crisis)
  • Sexual problems or concerns
  • Gender concerns
  • Self-destructive behaviour (cutting)
  • Eating disorder symptoms