Words were originally magic and to this day words have retained much of their ancient magical power.
Sigmund Freud Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
Psychotherapy is a process of discovery for both therapist and client. It can be challenging, exciting, frightening – even funny - as they both try to better understand the circumstances and patterns that have brought the client to the point of coming for help. Some people think that the therapist is the expert, delving into special pots of knowledge, but this is not the case: the client is the expert. The therapist is there to help the client uncover answers that are already deep within.
Some of the reasons you might come to therapy:
Difficulty with relationships
Low mood (sometimes a euphemism for anguish)
To stay on an even keel, or to achieve an even keel
Because you want to