Is therapy for me?

This may be a question you’ve been asking yourself recently, I hope my latest blog gives you some information about how therapy can help you.

Therapy – whether that’s talking, counselling or hypnotherapy is where you talk to a trained professional about your mental health issues or anything else that’s worrying you.

There are some differences between Counselling and Hypnotherapy and you can find out more about that under the Therapies page here.

I’m guessing that things are feeling pretty difficult right now which is the reason you’re here. Getting help or having therapy isn’t a weakness. It’s nothing to be ashamed about either. Admitting that you need some help and reaching out is a really important step to getting you back on track.

You also don’t need to feel like you’ve hit ‘rock bottom’ or be diagnosed with a mental health condition before you get some help. It might be that there’s something troubling you at the moment, or you need some help and guidance with certain areas of your life such as your self-esteem, relationships or issues from your past that have re-surfaced.

Signs that you may need to talk:

If you find that you’re feeling more anxious than usual and your day to day activities are being affected, it might be that you could benefit from therapy, some of those feelings might be:

  • Feeling anxious
  • Generally feeling overwhelmed with everything
  • Overthinking and feeling as though you’re unable to ‘switch off’ from your thoughts
  • Feeling low and more tearful than usual
  • Getting angry more easily or struggling to regulate your emotions
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Avoiding socialising with other people
  • Uninterested in activities or hobbies you used to enjoy doing
  • Struggling at work, university or school
  • Feeling hopeless and as though there’s no way out
  • Using substances such as drugs or alcohol to help you get through the day
  • Having thoughts of harming yourself or feeling as though you don’t want to be here anymore

These symptoms may be a sign of an existing mental illness such as depression, anxiety or addiction, or they may have started for no clear reason. Or it could be that you may have recently gone through something particularly stressful or traumatic, and this is having an impact on how you’re feeling.

I know it can be difficult to get in touch, especially making a phone call or sending a text but it really isn’t as bad as you may think. You can get in touch with me however you like, email, text or phone and I will get back to you as soon as possible. We can have a chat about how I can help you and take it from there.

For me, the most important factors when looking for someone to talk to are; feeling comfortable with them, feeling like you can trust that person, knowing that they will do everything they can to help you and being in a nice comfortable environment to help you relax.

If that sounds good to you then just get in touch and I can give you the help you deserve.

Phone or Call: 07583 337207


Take care for now

Debbie x