Usually a person will choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties or distress in their lives. Often people feel isolated and feel that they have nobody to talk to or others may have a very supportive family and friends and yet they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why they are feeling the way they are, maybe feeling anxious or depressed.
Often it is easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family
Other life issues and events such as bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health issues, abuse, bullying etc. can all be difficult to deal with and can be the reason why a person chooses therapy or sometimes a person can have feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general or feel there is a need for balance in their lives and again therapy can help. A person does not need to be in crisis or on the verge of one before they choose therapy.