The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Is My Praise.
Types of Mental Health Therapy — Part 1.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV).
The first on our list of types of mental therapy we will be looking at today is counselling. Counselling is a type of talking therapy that can help you deal with a variety of emotional issues. ‘Counselling’ can be used as an umbrella term for many talking therapies, but it is also a specific type of therapy in itself.
Already you know the difference between mental health and mental illness or mental health issues. If you forgot or are just following our mental health series for the first time, I will briefly summarise their meaning.
When talking about mental health, there is often a misconception about what it is and its effects. Mental health is not the same as mental illness or mental health issues. Every human has mental health. Mental health is not something that comes and go; it’s with us constantly throughout our lifetime. Mental illness refers to “conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behaviour.” These conditions can include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
Mental health reflects your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Affecting how you think, feel, and act. Mental health has a substantial impact on how you interact with others, handle problems, and make decisions.
Counselling can be used to help you with:
• Mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder
• Physical health conditions that you may find upsetting, such as infertility
• Challenging life events, including a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
• Difficult emotions, for example, low self-esteem or anger
• Other issues, including sexual identity
Counselling involves talking about your feelings and the challenges you face with a professionally qualified, trained therapist. Your therapist is not there to give you advice or tell you what to do. Instead, they will help you understand your thought processes and find your own solutions to your problems.
There are different ways to receive counselling. You can receive counselling over the phone, through email, in a group setting, or even through live chat services online.
Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone. Where there are many counsellors, there is safety.
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