This is why Therapy Rocks!

What is in a name? For you linguistic buffs, the word “Rocks” in modern English means great, stylish, powerful or awesome; originally derived from the term Rock & Roll.  So, why Therapy Rocks?  Some people in society have wrongfully projected shame on those who have sought out therapy; it was time for a rebranding, hence the name THERAPY ROCKS. A positive, powerful message that accurately reflects the inner strength of those of you who seek out a positive change for yourself in the form of therapy and the awesome benefits that you get from it.

Some other reasons why Therapy Rocks:

Because working through your issues alone usually doesn’t work.

There is a significant difference between ruminating on thoughts internally all by yourself, and externalizing them with a skilled therapist. Our heads and hearts are jigsaw puzzles and sometimes we cannot see for ourselves the way we are perceived and understood by others. Good therapists facilitate the emotional process of uncovering aspects of your personality that were hidden to you and help you move forward.

Because family and friends aren’t usually very effective at helping either; many have their own filters and biases, and may be part of the problem.

Therapists have years of training and advanced knowledge in human behaviour, relationship dynamics and effective interventions. Many friends do not have this. The advice you are served by family and friends is often limited and may even be harmful because it comes filtered through the ‘colored’ lens of their own experiences and cultural and personal biases. Their view of the world, aspirations for themselves and values may not fit in with your needs, desires, or yearnings for happiness. The voices of others can drown your own. What if they have a vested interest in keeping you locked in your current position?  Do you want to live their lives or your own?

Because there is no substitute for a professionally trained therapist leading you and challenging your thoughts, actions, and patterns that work against you.

A good therapist will help you recognize patterns from your past that tend to unconsciously repeat itself, and help you work your way out of these self-defeating loops. These often play out in the sessions, as well as in your interactions with people outside the counseling setting. A sharp and intuitive therapist will help you recognize and work through these patterns as they emerge in real time.

Because healing your hurt means you don’t pass them on to your children.

Some families display a more favorable view of intergenerational behaviors such as determination, hard work and integrity; while other families breed destructive behaviors such as control, abuse or rage. Abusive, violent and manipulative behaviors become so entrenched within families that they eventually become accepted as normal family functioning for generations born into them. These destructive intergenerational behaviors threaten to keep individuals and families in bondage as they continue to cycle from parent to child without ceasing, unless a decision to change is determined by enlightened family members. Healing our hurt breaks the cycle and makes room for new joy and possibility.

Because the past is just the soil we grew up in, and it never hurts to plough it for lessons learnt, and gems of wisdom gleaned.

As Jean Paul Satre said, “freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you “. A good therapist helps you reframe the self-defeating beliefs that you have inherited from traumatic past experiences. Reframing your story to one of empowerment can change everything and set you on a new course.

Because a good therapist will be able hear whatever you need to say, in whichever way you need to express it.

Saying it out loud, and giving voice to your raw emotions, no matter how discomforting and painful it seems, is preferable to suppressing it and falling ill. A good therapist will be able to hold the space and sit with your anger, your inconsolable grief, and other challenging emotions (as long as there’s no threat of physical harm). Here, you will not be judged or abandoned for your visceral and palpable expressions.

Because you need a safe place to be vulnerable and explore what is going on inside you.

It is important for you to have a safe space for exploring and sharing your deepest, most vulnerable, secretive or shameful parts. This level of sharing is often not possible with a friend.

Because you will learn new ways to “think’ and to ‘be’ in order to ‘feel’ better.

This is reinforced through journaling, reflection exercises and homework, empowering you to make the changes that will resolve your problem and have the kind of life and relationships you want.

Because a strengths-based practice like ours at Therapy Rocks aims to grow you from within.

Meeting a client for the first time is a moment of privilege, honor, wonder, and humility.  We hold the space as clients share with us their struggles to find meaning and purpose out of an existence that is frequently scary, difficult, and sometimes brutal. On a daily basis we hear stories of incredible loss, terrible misfortune, and immense cruelty, but clients bring more to our sessions than their unhappy experiences.  In fact, what we often discover is the strength and resiliency of the human spirit, often in the face of overwhelming odds.

To play a supportive role in such meaningful journeys is an awesome privilege that humbles us. To be allowed to watch in such an intimate setting, the healing and growth that takes place in the lives of our clients is immensely rewarding and inspiring to our work as therapists.

 

 


Could You or someone close benefit from counselling or psychotherapy? Take the first step, in Singapore call +65-9742-6258, in USA call +1-214-918-8570 or EMAIL us. You can also read our Client & Peer TESTIMONIALS, review the PACKAGE PRICING, or simply find out more about Us.

Counselling & Psychotherapy for life, love, and well-being.


Shyla Sreedharan

Shyla is the Founder and Senior Counsellor at Therapy Rocks. She has a Master in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. She is an experienced counsellor, therapist, writer, and educator who has helped many find their way in love, life, and well-being.

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