When to Consider Therapy:

Dealing with Personal and Interpersonal Difficulties:

  • You feel a prolonged and overwhelming sense of sadness and helplessness.

  • You are struggling to get things done, finding yourself unable to concentrate or function as you used to.

  • You experience an excessive amount of worry and anxiety, and find it difficult to see how things could get better.

  • Your actions toward others and/or yourself become harmful, and you experience a high degree of conflict and discontent in your relationships both personally and professionally.

  • You find that you cannot manage your emotional difficulties without harmful ways of coping, such as the use of substances and alcohol, gambling, and reckless use of money and assets.

  • You struggle to find a way of life that leads to relationships, work, and social involvement that provide you with a sense of purpose and growth.

Personal Growth:

 

  • You are curious about yourself, your thoughts, and your experiences of life, and would like a space to make sense of and discover more of these apsects. 

  • You want to work on the manner in which you manage everyday life in an attempt to increase your sense of purpose and place in the world.

  • You want to explore your past, current, or future relationships to gain a better understanding of how you relate to others and to yourself.

 

Nardus Saayman, Clinical Psychologist, Rosebank Johannesburg