The short answer: people talk about everything and anything! You and what you have to say are welcome! However just the short answer wouldn’t provide a very long article and google certainly wouldn’t approve of it!
Some people think that you have to be in crisis before you seek out the help of a therapist. However my experience is that therapy can really make a difference at any point in your life. I wanted to share with you some of the topics that have been brought to therapy by clients. This is just in the last week so you can get some real life insight into what gets talked about in the therapy room.
In no particular order there’s been discussions about feelings, overwhelm, sex, inability to sleep, depression, divorce and communication challenges. We’ve talked about food, body image, relationships, loneliness, isolation, illness, tiredness, anxiety and problems at work. There’s been discussions about intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, family and exercise and identity. I’ve also listened to concerns about the future, as well as, sadness, anger or regret about the past. Some clients are experiencing bereavement and loss. Others making choices and decisions. Most are reflecting, having realisations or revelations. This week you’ll be glad to hear some clients have told me they are feeling better (actually what I think is happening is that they’re are getting better at feeling!).
I feel quite moved as I write this long list: life can be messy and complicated but also full of hope and fulfillment. Talking to a therapist about what’s going on for you can make a real difference. If you’d like to come and see me to discuss how we’d work together just get in touch.