Deciding to see a counsellor can be daunting which is why many people put it off hoping things will just get better. In fact only 1/3 of people with serious emotional issues seek help and of these only a small percentage see a professional counsellor or psychologist.
Getting help is the smart thing to do. Early intervention is most effective against developing serious issues down the track.
Do I need counselling or should I Just snap out of it?
If you have felt sad, worried, stressed or unable to enjoy life fully you may not recognise that the way you feel is a treatable condition. If you’re like most people you will be surprised to learn that you may have symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic or another condition that can be effectively treated.
If you often suffer from sadness or can’t seem to enjoy your life, you’ve probably put your flat mood or sadness down to a bad attitude – you may think – “I should be loving my life, I don’t know what’s wrong with me”.
If you are constantly worried, anxious or fearful you may again tell yourself not to be so silly or you may relate it to stress.
Whatever your emotional concern, most people think they should be able to just ‘snap out of it’ or have a better attitude.
However hundreds of studies have shown that these sort of moods and symptoms run in families and also develop as a result of certain life experiences. Long term studies also show that therapy is a safe, validated and effective treatment which is likely to significantly improve your satisfaction with life.
You may think it is a weakness on your part to feel the way you are feeling. But if trying to ‘snap out of it’ isn’t working, then give us a call today. I can help.
In 2007, 7.3 million Australians reported experiencing some form of mental illness some time in their life (ABS, National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007)
20% of the Australian population suffered symptoms in the last 12 months. (ABS, National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007)
1.8 million Australians are estimated to suffer from a long-term psychological problem (one that has lasted for at least 6 months) (National Health Survey 2001)
Are you one of these Australians? Don’t wait till things get worse. Get the help you need.