Life can sometimes be tough and whilst some problems can be managed with relative ease there are others that aren’t so easily resolved. This is when counselling can help. Counselling is confidential, non-judgemental, and aims at helping you discover and understand your own resources for addressing and tackling life’s challenges. Counselling allows you to talk to an objective professional who can help you find new ways of understanding situations and develop better ways of coping with life’s ups and downs.
What happens during the session?
When people first arrive for counselling they are often struggling with how they feel or are unhappy with how certain events impact on them. Commonly this leads to them feeling anxious or depressed. Your therapist will listen to what is troubling you and will help you explore your thoughts and feelings in order to understand your situation more clearly. If you are struggling with how you feel then a counsellor can help you process your emotions so that you can begin to feel better again. If a specific situation – or your response to a situation – is troubling you, a counsellor can help you explore the problem from different perspectives and work out how to manage things more effectively.
Take charge of your problems and get your life back on track
We often feel embarrassed about sharing our problems and whilst we might feel fine about joining a gym to address our physical wellbeing, when our emotional health is suffering we tend to endure it silently and hope that things will somehow get better on their own. We might confide in someone close to us but often well intended advice from friends or family can lack the understanding that we need leaving us feeling as if our problems shouldn’t matter or we are overreacting. Inevitably we stop telling people how we really feel and suffer alone. Talking to a counsellor can help you break out of this silent ordeal and find some effective ways of moving forward. No matter how big or small your problem feels, you don’t have to struggle alone. Counselling can help you take charge of your problems and get your life back on track.