Therapy – something to be proud of or ashamed of?
I am a therapist, but I also go to therapy myself. It’s important for my professional development, but that’s not the main reason I go. It’s because my mental health is as important as my physical health. I do kick boxing, yoga, mindfulness and therapy. And each one of those benefits me, both physically and mentally. This positively impacts my relationships, my time for others, my patience, my self-esteem, my confidence… and so much more.
Many people at some point in their life will experience difficulties in relation to their mental health. And you are not alone in your struggles, or in overcoming them. Recognising the stigma associated with mental health and therapy is an important stage in accessing psychotherapy or counselling and getting the support you deserve.
This article talks about some of the stigma associated with therapy. It’s a great read and a perfect place to start if you are thinking that therapy could help support you or someone you know. Get in contact of you’d like to chat further. There is no commitment needed in finding out what’s right for you. And I will be happy to help support you in whatever way you need.
And by the way, therapy is definitely something to be proud of! I say that as a therapist and importantly as a person that goes to therapy.