This is a question I am often asked by people in general. As can be seen from the below IACP video the reasons that bring people to train as a therapist are varied and tend to come on the back of previous work & life experiences.
Of course there are also those who work in the counselling/psychotherapy profession directly from training as psychologists having undergraduate and doctorate level training that can take nearly a decade.
Also see a second video below where IACP accredited therapists explain what they feel are the best things about the work of being a therapist.
An article from the Washington post that looks at a different approach to helping mothers and their families as well as trying to offset the risks of post natal depression.
Counselling & Psychotherapy are identified as a resource that could assist Mums dealing with this massive life event and any possible risks of anxiety and depression linked to it. The approach of doing before birth is the key rather than waiting to see what happens after.
Due to the sheer amount of time spent by individuals in their place of work as well as commuting to it, the workplace environment has a huge effect on the state of many people’s mental health.
This can have a measurable impact on workplace productivity and likewise workplace issues can have a very real effect on mental health outside the work setting.
Bullying, stress, discrimination, safety and indeed employment uncertainty can all profoundly affect the state of our mental health. This article from the financial times looks at the issue.
Talk Therapy Dublin provides a specific employee assistance counselling option for those who may be affected by these issues.