Most of us want to be heard and understood.

Talking about our thoughts and feelings with a supportive and non-judgemental person outside our circle of friends and family makes us feel better.

Talking about your life experiences, perspectives, and emotions can help you resolve deep-rooted challenges in your life and help you understand them better.

In essence, the therapeutic conversation differs greatly from the one you would have with a friend. Most importantly, this is all about you. Therapy sessions offer a safe place to drop into your most personal inner world without fearing that you’ll be judged or your friend will feel overwhelmed.

In the therapeutic setting, all thoughts and feelings can be explored; your therapist is professionally trained and bound by privacy and confidentiality.

How do I know I need therapy?

The decision to start therapy is a highly personal one. People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes a sudden critical event, grief, life transitions, mental health challenges, work burnt-out or trauma provoke intense and overwhelming feelings.

Many people want to attend therapy for relationship problems, work stress, self-doubt, gender, sexuality and identity issues, and other emotional issues. Some people feel a general need to talk about what they imagined their lives would be and the circumstances in which they actually find themselves. Others desire to learn more about their identity and how to move forward in life more authentically.