Regardless of how much information and knowledge that one person has about therapy, beginning therapy still is daunting. Psychotherapy and anything that is related to mental health is still associated with a lot of stigma and misconceptions. Thus, it is completely normal and common for people to feel nervous, skeptical and even terrified about starting therapy in Dubai.
There are quite a few reasons why people wait for a long time before initiating therapy, one of which is denial. Many people deny that they have a problem or choose to downplay the intensity of the problem they have. They believe that their problems are not that bad and they can deal with it on their own. In some situations, the person may not be able to deal with the problem themselves and waiting before seeking help from a professional causes the problem to increase in intensity. Moreover, there exists a general narrative that when it comes to mental health concerns, a person should be able to deal with their own problems. Additionally, stigma surrounding mental health concerns causes individuals to refrain from seeking help that they require. In countries like UAE, mental health and going to therapy is considered being weak. Furthermore, there is a general lack of awareness regarding concerns of mental health in Dubai.
There are many misconceptions associated with therapy. One of which is the belief that once we begin therapy, we will have to continue for the rest of our lives. This is not true. There are various orientations of therapy which are short term, and many people benefit from it. Even long term therapies end within a few months to a few years. There is also a general belief that in the first session itself, the person will have to reveal all their deep dark secrets to the therapist. This is not true. You do not have to reveal your secrets until you have trust in the therapist and the therapeutic relationship. Moreover, no therapist in dubai or psychologist in dubai will actually force a person to reveal all of their private thoughts unless a good rapport is built. Even then, the therapist at Kaizen Wellbeing in Dubai makes sure that the client is comfortable and doesn't experience any distress.
As therapy involves opening up to a different person, it may bring about fear that they might get judged. Rest assured, therapists at Kaizen follow something known as unconditional positive regard, which essentially states that they’re not supposed to judge the client regardless of what they say or do. Additionally, the aim of therapy in Dubai is to help you not judge you. Financial situation is also another important factor which causes delay in seeking help. Some may not have the adequate resources or the financial situation that enables them to access therapy. Rest assured Kaizen Wellbeing is the most affordable therapy in Dubai, providing you pocket friendly therapy in Dubai. Another factor which causes people to hesitate while beginning therapy in Dubai is that therapy ultimately requires the person to put in effort and change. This may cause anxiety to some.
For some people, the fear associated with beginning therapy might have something to do with the past experience with therapy in Dubai, which was not positive. In such scenarios it is completely normal for the person to feel nervous about how it will go this time around.
If you feel extremely afraid of beginning therapy and still want to do so in order to alleviate the stress that you're feeling, it would be beneficial to address this concern with the therapist or psychologist at Kaizen Wellbeing, Dubai. Not only will this provide the therapist an understanding of your emotions and feelings with regard to therapy, it will also enable the therapist to help you in relieving some of the tension that is associated with beginning the therapy.
It is completely normal to feel terrified or some amount of nervousness about beginning therapy in Dubai. This fear is understandable as a therapeutic relationship involves spilling your guts to a person who is essentially a stranger. You would be revealing your deepest, darkest secrets to someone who you do not know. Remember, it is never late to begin therapy. Therapy at Kaizen Wellbeing is ultimately aimed at the welfare of the client and focuses on reducing the distress as well as enabling the individual to develop better skills to deal with the stress they experience in life.
Kaizen Wellbeing is an affordable online therapy platform in Dubai, UAE that caters to South Asian community. There is a dearth of good therapy establishments that accommodate the mental health needs of the brown community. We aim to bridge that gap by providing you quality and affordable care by qualified and warm therapists. Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or +971 50 961 8796 and book your first session towards understanding yourself and other’s better.
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