Many people come to a therapist when they are distressed or unhappy with their lives. This may be due to a particular crisis event or due to a more long term problem that has developed over time. If you have decided to seek a therapist you may be feeling emotions such as grief, disappointment, confusion, sadness, loneliness, despair or anxiety. You may be uncertain about how to move forward or have particular conflicts, dilemmas or worries that you wish to resolve. Alternatively you may seek therapy in order to explore and expand your understanding of yourself so as to improve your life.