DO I NEED A THERAPIST by
UNPACKING THE FEAR AND CONFUSION AROUND SEEKING HELP FOR OUR MENTAL HEALTH
While society as a whole is becoming increasingly conscious of mental health, and the social consequences of the global Covid-19 pandemic has made the issue ever more salient, the idea of asking for professional help has largely remained taboo. The fear of being thought mad, weak or helpless, and the prospect of having to revisit personal trauma, have stopped many people from seeking out a therapist.
In this empathetic and practical guide, drawing on some of the latest studies in the ﬁeld, psychotherapist Donna Bottomley examines these anxieties and argues that therapy should be just as acceptable as seeing a GP or booking your car into the garage, and needn’t be our last resort. Do I Need a Therapist? provides insight into how we can acknowledge and overcome the dual-fear of not only what we think it means about us if we see a therapist, but the fear of our own emotions themselves. The book provides a framework through which we can plot what is upsetting us, and lays out what to expect from therapy and how to make it work for us. The many pathways towards ﬁnding help, whether in a traditional practice setting or via alternate routes made possible by modern technology are also discussed, alongside a tool to help you choose between the many therapies on oﬀer.
Donna M Bottomley is a psychotherapist who spe-cialises in trauma-informed practice. She has been a therapist for over 19 years and has worked in the NHS, in schools, and in forensic mental health settings, and currently runs her own private practice, DMB Therapy.
ISBN (Paperback): 9781800316843 ISBN (Ebook): 9781800316850
Price: £12.99 (Paperback), £8.99 (Ebook)
Published: 30th April 2021
Extent: 256 pages
Format: 149 x 209mm
Rights Held: World
Genre: Self-help / psychology / personal
development / counselling