What’s the point of going to a therapist?
Therapists are trained to listen. Sometimes confiding in friends and family isn’t enough, or you might be concerned about privacy or burdening them. Sometimes it’s your relationships with others that can be the cause of your problems. You might need a separate space in order to feel safe or confident enough to explore difficult feelings or experiences.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship. Its purpose is to focus on the quality of support you need to find a way forward. Therapists understand the importance of listening – when you are being listened to very carefully in a therapeutic context this can be healing in itself. Our training in using appropriate psychological theories can provide fresh insight and understanding for the challenges you may be facing. Therapy can help you develop skills and self-awareness and strengthen your hope and resilience. At Room Inside, we are committed to the value of therapy but we are also down to earth about it. Sometimes you might need a therapist in the same way that you might need a plumber. It may be an emergency – but it doesn’t have to be an emergency before you contact us.
Looking after your mental and emotional health and well-being is a valuable investment. It impacts on everything else in your life.