What type of physical and emotional problems require therapy?: Physical and emotional problems can range from abuse, self-harm and chronic pain to loneliness, depression and low self-esteem. Your psychological wellbeing can be fragile, and something that you may normally take in your stride – a setback at work, the end of a relationship – may make you feel lower than you expect.
Sometimes there are issues in your life that you can’t control, such as chronic illness, which leaves you with a physical disability, and suddenly you find that life becomes different to the one you knew or had expected. This can lead to the many overwhelming mental and emotional problems and adjustments you will have to deal with.
Emotional problems can also manifest if you experience the death of a loved one, a sudden life change, or a family member suffering from a mental health condition. Any of these issues might cause you psychological distress or instability, and a supportive therapist may be able to help you re-balance your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Some types of therapy will help you work on solutions to solvable problems, while others will focus on finding the root causes of their emotional problems, or help them find ways to manage the challenges of their situation.