Do I Need Counselling?
Reasons for coming to counselling
I believe that there are times when we need support and understanding from someone other than our close friends and family. It does not necessarily mean that we are in crisis, but that we just need a space in which to talk and be heard without judgement. A space in which we can give ourselves a chance to think and explore our thoughts, feelings and emotions in a calm and warm environment. As a trained counsellor, for me it is all about listening to you, thinking and working together to help you through difficult times and also to help you make those shifts in your life towards a more contented and evolved version of yourself.
There are many reasons why we may seek help through counselling.
Here are some reasons:-
Relationship or family issues
Stress or anxiety
Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
Needing to make changes in your life
Loss – divorce, work, a change in your circumstances
Sex & sexuality
These are just a few of the issues that you may need help with, and if you are not sure what the problem is but you just don’t feel “right” maybe consider the following and whether one from this list or more applies to you:-
Constantly tired and exhausted
Loss of interest in activities/hobbies
Feeling tearful – over or under emotional
Feelings of unhappiness or hopelessness
Difficulty making decisions
Feeling disconnected from others
Disrupted sleep patterns
Lack of self-esteem
Lack of motivation and hope
Loss of sex drive
Any issues that are affecting your life adversely, however large or small they may seem to you, are important and together we can explore ways to help you move towards a more balanced and happier life.
Benefits of coming to counselling include:
Improve relationships and the ability to relate to others
Help integrate painful memories and feelings
Adapt to lifestyle changes
Find supportive coping strategies
Offer healing for the loss of loved ones
Reduce anxiety and anxiety producing thoughts
Become more accepting of yourself
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller