You might not think you need counselling. Lots of people think that. Everything seems fine, after all. Why fix what isn’t broken, right? When there doesn’t seem to be an emergent issue, investing time and money might not feel crucial. Here are 9 reasons you should think about it, even if it feels like everything is going just fine.
1. Personal development.
Counselling can help you become a better person and grow in new ways. It’s additional input that can spark your development both personally and professionally. In counselling, you can work on developing the traits and behaviours that you aspire to have.
Maintaining your mental health is important. You don’t drive around without changing your oil until your engine catches fire. It’s not a good idea to do that with your mental health either. Counselling can be a preventative measure against future challenges.
3. Understanding where you came from.
Ancestry kits are all the rage these days as people try to figure out where they are from. This is how you can look at it in a counselling context — to look at your family and history, and how that has shaped who you are.
4. Breaking old relationship patterns.
Taking time to go over what went wrong and how you can do things better in the future is like going over the replay tape with your coach after a big game. Taking stock of past experiences can position you even better for future relationships.
5. Ditching bad habits.
We’ve all got habits that can be hard to break – whether it’s quitting smoking, wanting to practice better portion control to lose weight or finally sticking to a gym schedule, counselling can help you get to the root of your resistance and conquer it.
6. Creating a new normal.
Sometimes you’ve been living with the impacts of past trauma or issues so long that they become normal. It doesn’t seem like you need counselling because you can’t imagine things improving and you’re settling for less peace than you could have.
7. Trying something new.
If you’ve never talked to someone before about your mental health, it might be a valuable experience you just haven’t tried yet. You won’t know until you do, so what have you got to lose?
8. Trying something different.
You might have had negative or neutral experiences in the past, but with a superior counsellor match, methodology or delivery system (like online counselling instead of in-person counselling) you might find it works better than the last time you gave counselling a try.
9. Investing in yourself.
You deserve to feel better, live better and find peace and happiness. You are worthy of support and investing in yourself. Just because you aren’t in a crisis doesn’t mean you aren’t worthy of getting help. Discomfort isn’t a competition and you don’t need to score high on the bell curve to get support.
Even if you think you don’t need counselling, it can be really helpful. Wellin5 would be pleased to support you in your journey to improve your mental health and wellness. Whether you’re looking for personal development, prevention, understanding where you came from, breaking old relationship patterns, ditching bad habits, creating a new normal, trying something new, or investing in yourself, we have a therapist who can help.
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