Acknowledging that you have a problem, and arriving at the point where you are ready to talk about it, can be difficult.
Talking to friends and loved ones can be very supportive, but sometimes it is hard for people we know well to be objective and honest, because of their feelings for us, and of their role in our lives.
Family and friends are not trained to recognize the type, or seriousness, of a psychological problem – nor the best way to help us cope with it. People often find it much easier to tell their problems to someone they do not know, and who has no expectations of them
Gone are the days when psychologists were the domain of the extremely ill. These days, extremely normal, successful people at the highest echelons of politics, sports, and business regularly consult with Clinical Psychologists to get the most out of their lives, their days, their opportunities, and even their failures.
Today clinical psychologists are recognised as qualified trained professionals who treat people with mental health problems. A clinical psychologist holds a master’s and/or doctoral degree in psychology that involves 6 to 10 years of university study on how people think, feel and behave.