When To Seek Professional Help For Mental Health

When To Seek Professional Help For Mental Health

If you’re wondering when to seek professional help for mental health, it’s a sign that you may be going through a challenging time. Drawing from my experience in helping individuals with their mental health, one common sentiment I hear is, “I wish I had sought help sooner.”

People struggle with issues like anxiety, burnout, depression, and PTSD for years before finally seeking professional assistance. Sadly in many cases, people reach breaking point or crisis before taking action.

When to Seek Help For Mental Health?

My answer is simple: as soon as possible. As the title of Stuart Wildes’ book states – Life was never meant to be a struggle.

There’s no need to struggle, suffer or compromise your well-being any longer than necessary. However, deciding when and where to seek professional help can be overwhelming.

What Type Of Therapy Do I Need?

In today’s world, there are numerous healing modalities available to address mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, and addiction. Each person’s journey is unique, and the key is to find the path that’s right for you.  But where do you start?

You might wonder if counselling is the right approach or if you need a psychiatrist, psychologist, or psychotherapist. Making this decision can be overwhelming and my intention in writing this post is to help take the stress out of your decision-making.

I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all solution to overcoming mental health conditions. That’s why I’ve trained in several different healing modalities, including solution-focused psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, EFT tapping therapy, coaching, quantum flow, and the MAP method.

This diverse background allows me to offer a personalised and holistic approach to helping individuals achieve positive mental health.

Taking the first step toward seeking professional help may seem intimidating, but reaching out to get help can also feel empowering because you are taking back control.

Most therapists offer free initial consultations to help you determine if you feel comfortable and safe with them. It’s essential to establish a trusting and supportive relationship with your therapist.

One of the qualities my clients love about working with me is my sense of humour! I don’t believe that therapy has be be scary or intense and humour (when it’s used appropriately) can act like a healing balm and achieve incredible breakthroughs in your way of thinking and viewing your situation.

Can my organisation help to support my mental health?

Many organisations provide access to employee assistance programs that offer talking therapies like counselling or psychotherapy. This can be a starting point if you’re unsure of where to begin. However, if traditional approaches like counselling or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) haven’t provided the desired results, don’t lose hope

I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who’ve previously tried counselling or CBT without success, especially when it comes to addressing trauma, PTSD or CPTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder).

If this resonates with you, know that you are not alone.  The mind doesn’t know what is real life and what’s a memory.  So talking about past traumatic events can retraumatise us as we activate the feelings associated with the event (s). You might be surprised to learn that trauma can be processed through the brain without having to talk about it, something else my clients have deeply appreciated. 

How To Take The Next Step 

If you’re uncertain about where to turn for professional help with your mental health, you can drop me an email at sara@saramaudehypnotherapy.com

If I feel I am the right person to support you, we can schedule a free consultation to take the next step. Where I believe someone else is better suited to support you, I have access to a network of mental health therapists I can refer you to.

Remember – life was never meant to be a struggle, so reach out now and take the next step towards peace of mind.

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