Most of us have people who listen to our worries and problems all the time - family and friends, colleagues, doctors, etc. But sometimes, perhaps when it's especially difficult coming to terms with a major life event, or negative thoughts and feelings become entrenched, it can be helpful to talk to a therapist who is outside of your immediate circle.
Therapists are qualified and experienced professionals who can work with you in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore difficulties you might be having in any area of your life. Your therapist can offer objectivity and perspective which may be difficult for those with whom you are most closely involved.
Talking things through with a therapist can help you to make sense of your unique feelings, thoughts and beliefs. The insight which comes from this process can increase your sense of having more options, no longer feeling "stuck" with familiar patterns. Perhaps most importantly, your therapist will provide encouragement and support as you work towards change.
Therapists usually work with clients over an extended period, involving several sessions.