Marpe Wellbeing

Why Therapy?

Why therapy you may ask?

Several people mistakenly believe in the notion that therapists are just to provide a listening ear. Actually, therapists require a certain level of training and experience to do beyond this.

They are skilled and trained to facilitate discussions about your deep thoughts, thinking patterns, behaviours and reactions. They are skilled in getting you to understand yourself and other people better; often bringing into your realisation positive and flawed patterns you may have and bringing out underlying issues from the past.

Therapy For Everyone

Mental wellbeing is a spectrum. On one end you have the person that has it all together and feels good all the time and the other end you have the person that really struggles with their wellbeing to the point that day to day functioning and quality of life is significantly impaired. Most people fall anywhere in between these two extremes. What therapy aims to do is to take you as close as possible to your best possible self.

Benefits of Talking Therapy

  • Talking Therapies helps unravel the deep seated matters you may have and helps you to deal with them in a safe space.
  • It has shown to reduced psychological distress.
  • For mental health illnesses such as depression, a better overall outcome is achieved when therapy is used together with antidepressants than when compared to the outcome when only medication is used.
  • Therapy helps treat underlying issues in a way that medication may not; as therapy aims to dig up deep seated issues and deal with them – something that medication cannot do.
  • Last but not least a common misconception is that you need a mental health diagnosis before needing therapy. Not true!

Therapy has its place for everyone, as long as you are not on the extreme green side of the spectrum, therapy can always move you as close as possible to your best possible self.