Sometimes it can be easier to talk to a stranger than to family or friends. As a trained professional third party, a counsellor can listen to you without judgement, helping you to explore what’s true for you, understand your problems, find your answers and discover a way forward.
There are many situations and issues that counselling can help with:
Difficult life experiences: events in our lives can throw us off balance and leave us with feelings that can be difficult to manage. Counselling can help support you through such times, helping you to find your balance again.
Relationship difficulties: some of our most difficult challenges emerge from relationships. Understanding ourselves can help us to build better relationships with those around us. By exploring relationship patterns, needs and frustrations, counselling can help you move towards the sort of relationships you want and stop repeating the patterns that can leave you feeling stuck.
Anxiety: feeling anxious from time to time is a natural part of life. However, if anxiety has come to dominate your experience and is stopping you from doing things you want to do, counselling can help you to find ways to understand the causes and manage your symptoms, helping you return to a fuller experience of life.
Depression: depression is a common experience, yet one which can leave you feeling very alone. Depression is a deeply individual experience which counselling can help you to explore, understand and ultimately emerge from.
Childhood events: Childhood can be a difficult time and events and experiences from this time in our lives can stay with us and influence our present lives. Sometimes the influence they have is visible to us, but at other times, it can be hard to see what impact such events are having. In either instance, counselling can help us to explore the impact of childhood on the present moment, to find ways to move forward in life, freeing us from the limitations these past events have placed on us.