Why counselling

There are times in all of our lives when we experience situations, difficult emotions, disturbing thoughts that we cannot make sense of or do not know how to respond to. We may have to face specific life events, that can overwhelm us, such as loss; the end of a relationship; a change in circumstances, employment, or health. We might have bottled up our feelings for too long that we reach a point we cannot go any further without some changes. Sometimes we find ourselves replaying the same old patterns over and over, repeating the same unhelpful behaviours. Other times we feel that stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem are getting in the way of living our lives to the fullest. And sometimes, we just don’t have the words for what is happening with us.

Not knowing what to do or how to respond to such emotions and situations often makes us feel helpless and stuck.

How would I know what to do when I do not even know what is happening with me? How can I move forward with my life when I lost any sense of purpose and meaning?

Counselling can offer us a safe and reflective space to start to explore and make sense of the chaos that we sometimes find ourselves in. It enables us to explore, in depth, what is troubling us and discover what the underlying issues may be. It encourages us to take an honest look at our current thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It helps us to find different ways of copying.

If you have more questions or feel a little anxious about what to expect in counselling then please contact me and I will be happy to discuss this in more detail.

In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

Abraham Maslow