How can counselling help?

Counselling can help you to manage many of life’s challenges, from traumatic experiences and events, to mental illness such as depression and anxiety, or managing uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories and behaviours.

Counselling can help you:

  • cope with grief and loss
  • help you recover after traumatic experiences or events
  • support you to deal with relationship issues
  • manage stress
  • cope with change
  • explore identity issues
  • change behaviour/habits/ways of responding that you feel are not helpful in your life
  • deal with issues preventing you from leading a rich and meaningful life
  • manage feelings of depression or sadness
  • manage feelings of anxiety and the physical impacts of anxiety in your body
  • understand yourself and your problems better
  • develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view
  • learn strategies to be more mindful in your day to day life

It can provide a safe and supportive space for you to talk and explore how you are thinking and feeling. Many people find that talking to a counsellor gives them freedom to be completely honest and open about what is happening in their life, because the counsellor is not part of their personal life, and because they know what is said is private between them and their counsellor. This openness often allows people to examine their thinking and feelings deeply and can give them insight into what is going on and what might need to change.

Counselling will not get rid of your problems, but your counsellor will support you to find ways to manage them, and the difficult thoughts and feelings that might come up as you do so.

If you feel like counselling could help you, contact me to set up an appointment.