There are some myths and misconceptions about psychotherapy and psychological support that often prevent people from seeking and engaging with specialised help when such assistance could be helpful.
Psychotherapy and psychological support are not just for people struggling with severe mental ilnesses.
Sadly, stigma still affects those who seek mental health support, when in fact an increasing number of people impacted by diverse situations and circumstances that are engaging with and benefiting from psychotherapy and psychological support. This support is not intended to override the person, as the person is the core element without whom the process cannot exist. The whole therapeutic process involves communication and consent.
Psychological intervention is not about easy standard procedures for a quick and immediate cure. Effort and commitment from both parties is critical to satisfactory, consistent and lasting outcomes, with real positive impact in one's well-being and mental health.