We all have times in our lives when we struggle with something or encounter difficulties. When this happens some people will bottle up feelings, others will possibly take out their frustrations on family or friends or simply just not feel quite right about themselves.
You may benefit from counselling if you can identify with any of the following
Experiencing an underlying sense of sadness or dissatisfaction
You have experienced a life changing event such as a bereavement or financial problems and finding it difficult to cope
You are at a turning point in your life and finding it difficult to move forward
Finding it difficult to cope with the demands of life and the expectations of others
Anxiety and stress seem a constant problem
You recognise unhealthy patterns of behaviour that keep repeating
Do you find it difficult to express the way you are feeling?
How counselling can help
its an opportunity to talk about what troubles you have without the fear of upsetting anyone, to be listened to in a way which helps you understand yourself better, including your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
It can help you to explore difficult feelings and work out some ways of living your life positively
This can be achieved by creating an environment of safety and trust between client and counsellor
You need to feel heard and not judged for the way you feel
Helped but not told what to do
After all this is your life and no one can live it for you