Why counselling ?
There are many reasons people come to counselling.... feeling overwhelmed, suffering loss or unexpected change, work pressure, difficult relationships at home or at work, worries about health. Some suffer depression, anxiety, low self esteem, or a traumatic incident, and feel unable to cope with the effects.
Most of us experience problems or emotional difficulty at certain stages in our lives. Often talking with those around us can help, or we find we can deal with our feelings alone. Sometimes though talking with trusted others is not possible, or we want to talk to someone completely separate who is not involved in either our lives or the issues.
Talking with a counsellor can help when we feel vulnerable or anxious and find life problematic. It is good to feel heard, to increase understanding, and to develop individual coping strategies. Counselling can offer a safe and secure environment in which to make sense of specific problems.
Past experiences often affect the way we deal with problems in the present, and how we manage current relationships and events. Counselling can help to identify self defeating patterns and unravel your difficulties so that you can see the issues more clearly. You are able to talk about your life in whatever way feels comfortable to you. The focus will be on what you feel is important, and what you wish to gain from counselling.
Talking about problems helps put them into context and makes it easier to cope with feelings and understand them. You can explore your experiences, how you relate to others, and how you feel about yourself. This may help you towards positive changes in your life.