Therapy is important for people who have strayed off-track.
Behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer advises that seeking psychological help is not a weakness.
Seeking help is not a bad idea. Go in order to make things come back to flow.— Dr Helgo Schomer, behavioural psychologist
Schomer says people should always have a support system in place, aside from professional help.
He says therapy is important to reach clarity and self-awareness.
These are 8 signs that you may need therapy, according to Dr Schomer:
- when you've suffered trauma and are unable to stop thinking about it
- when your feeling are extreme or intense
- if you experience reoccurring headaches, stomach aches and a low immune system
- if you are using a substance to numb yourself or as a coping mechanism
- if you are getting negative feedback from those around you
- if you're feeling disconnected from activities you previously enjoyed
- if your relationships are constantly strained
- when the one's close to you tell you 'you need help'
Take a listen to Dr Schomer's expert advice and listeners share their stories:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 8 signs you should see a therapist (and there's nothing wrong with that)