“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you”.
People find themselves seeking the help of a psychotherapist for a variety of reasons.
For some, there is a specific catalyst for seeking help such as a recent bereavement, relationship difficulties, post-natal depression, losing a job or the onset of an illness.
For others, difficulties may have been a part of life for a long time; for example: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, sexual difficulties, domestic violence, panic attacks, OCD or phobias.
However, it is also true that, for some people, there is no ‘obvious’ reason for seeking psychotherapy. People who find themselves in this category often have an inner sense of something not being quite right, even when, outwardly, life appears to be progressing well (good job, nice house etc).
There is no ‘rule’ for why someone might need a psychotherapist. Often a gut feeling that professional help would be helpful is enough to begin the process.