It is far more common than you might think to be dealing with psychological issues that manifest themselves as problems in your working and private life. This could be unexplained anxiety or anger, feelings of sadness, desperation, grief, mental exhaustion, trauma, or simply a feeling of being stuck or unable to grasp life’s opportunities.
Understanding the Problem
The problem is that we often don’t see getting help with psychological problems in the same light as we do solving other health issues or life challenges. We may worry that we will be labelled ‘mentally ill’ if we seek out help, or that we may be judged in some way.
We may be concerned that work colleagues will find out and gossip (when in reality a number of those colleagues will have sought help for themselves). We may be unsure as to how to get the best qualified person to help us and in addition, we may have a fear of unlocking deep feelings without the support there to deal with the consequences.
How do I know if I need help from a Clinical Psychologist?
If you are struggling with psychological issues, or emotional problems, which interfere with how you function on a day-to-day basis, it may well be time to seek help.