Psychotherapy or Coaching?

Psychotherapy or coaching?

Just the word ‘psychotherapy’ can scare people off. Many believe you have to  be at crisis point to work with a professional. Increasingly, the techniques and practices of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists are used by people from all walks of life, for all sorts of reasons. This is why I also incorporate many of the best techniques from psychotherapy into my workplace coaching too.

It’s normal to go through challenging periods

We all go through difficult periods when life throws us a curve ball or lots of little things build up and overwhelm us.  During these times it’s not uncommon to experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety and/or depression before or after the birth of a child
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression

At these points, we can need a little help and support to work through these challenges. Getting some ideas and evidence-based techniques from a psychotherapist or workplace coach can help you tackle your current issues as well as helping you discover ways to manage stress, anxiety or depression levels in the future.

The first step

Taking that first step to talk to someone about what you’re facing is often the hardest. The Heads Together Campaign, backed by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has lots of inspiring films of well known faces talking about their mental health. If you’re in need of some motivation to pick up the phone or send that email, take a look here: