Common Issues Addressed in Therapy
Articles and Creative Writing by Joan-Dianne Smith
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COMMON ISSUES ADDRESSED IN THERAPYThe reasons people come to therapy are many, but common themes are frequently present. Sometimes it is dissatisfaction with their close family relationships. Other times, there are issues in the workplace such as conflict or a sense of underachieving, being unproductive or stagnant. Some people suffer from depression or anxiety that interferes with enjoyment of life. Many people hold a sense of shame or guilt that is out of proportion to the realities. High achievers often tend to be perfectionists and self-critical despite apparent success.
In all of these situations, relief can be found by taking time to examine and explore the issues with a neutral person who will listen in a non-judgmental manner and assist with sorting out the problems and exploring the possibilities of change. This can be done face-to-face or by telephone.
*See the ‘Telephone Therapy’ link.
Some specific issues might be: