3 Signs That It’s Time To Seek Help From A Therapist

3 Signs That It’s Time To Seek Help From A Therapist

At some point in our lives, we all face challenges in various areas, such as our relationships, work, self-esteem, or emotional health. While some problems can be resolved independently, many require professional support to overcome. When we try to navigate these difficulties alone, we may find ourselves feeling drained, stuck in a cycle, and unable to achieve a genuine resolution.

This is why it's essential to seek out the expertise and tools that professionals, such as counsellors, therapists, or coaches, can offer. But how do you know when it's time to seek help? Here are 3 signs that indicate you could benefit from professional support from a therapist.

If The Same Problems Keep Coming Up In Different Situations.

If you become aware that the same issues keep coming up for you in different relationships, or different places you live, or the work you do - then it’s time to seek help.

It’s easy to attribute experiences to other people or situations – for example

  • I always end up being taken for granted
  • People are untrustworthy
  • I always end up with a mean boss
  • There are no jobs out there
  • People let me down

However, if you keep having these same experiences it’s likely that they are more to do with your own limiting beliefs. These ways of viewing the world are often picked up in early childhood are buried deep in your subconscious. They have a huge impact on how you think and feel about yourself and others, and what you expect out of life and relationships. 

So if you become aware that you keep having the same unhappy experience no matter who you’re with or where you go – it’s time to seek help from someone who can help you uncover the roots of all that and let go of those pesky limiting beliefs once and for all. Then life becomes so much better!

If People Keep Telling You To Seek Help

Another sign that it’s time to seek help is when people keep telling you to! I know that sound simplified, but it’s often the case that we don’t want to face up to the problems in our lives – this is just human nature.

If someone, or more than one person, is suggesting you seek help– take heed. They’ve put themselves through some discomfort to suggest it – they obviously feel strongly about it and care enough about you to bring it up - so it’s worth paying attention to them.

If you don’t agree with them, it’s still worth seeking help. Having even one session with a professional will clarify things in your mind, once and for all and you may be surprised at the positive outcome.

If You’re Using Distraction Techniques

If you’re doing too much of anything – then you’re very likely distracting yourself. Whether that be overworking, using alcohol or drugs, gambling, shopping or any number of things.

Side-tracking a problem means not having to face difficult emotions such as hurt and pain, possibly even anger. But that problem still exists - getting lost in addictive habits can be a way to try to soothe distress. Seeking help from a professional means you're no longer alone with that distress; someone who really knows how to help is there to help you journey through it, and come out the other side

Next, Read this helpful post on how to choose the right therapist for you.

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