At times in our lives we all encounter difficult or painful experiences which we need to talk through with someone else. Family and friends can often be very supportive but there are times when they are unable to offer the particular kind of help needed.
Counselling can offer:
- A safe and confidential space in which to feel listened to, accepted and understood
- A space in which to explore thoughts and feelings around the difficulties faced
- A space in which to seek a way forward
What can I talk about?
Counselling may help if you are:
- Coping with a significant bereavement, separation or divorce
- Facing unemployment, redundancy or retirement
- Coming to terms with serious or chronic physical illness or disability
- Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed
- Struggling with low self esteem
- Encountering relationship difficulties
- Wanting to change patterns of behaviour which are destructive to yourself or others (eg unhealthy eating patterns; difficulty in controlling anger; self harm)
- Trying to overcome fears
- Finding it hard to cope
- having to make difficult decisions about the future.