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When might we seek/attend counselling

  • when it feels right for us as individuals not because we feel we have to or someone tells us we need to
  • different times in our lives
  • when feeling overwhelmed and want to find our own ways of managing these feelings, to relieve some of the stress
  • We do not need to be in crisis to seek counselling, in fact counselling is used to aid prevention and build resilience
Why we seek counselling

  • when experiencing difficult times
  • experienced a stressful or traumatic life event
  • experienced or affected by abuse  
  • dealing with bereavement
  • loss of employment
  • coming to terms with a life changing illness 
  • having relationship issues
  • unresolved feelings from the past are unlocked and no longer able to ignore them
  • life feels overwhelming
  • suffer from anxiety
  • have low self esteem
  • lack of confidence and self belief
  • feel stuck
  • feel powerless or trapped
  • feelings of anger and/ or guilt
  • feeling responsible for others
  • to nurture ourselves
  • for greater self awareness
  • for self acceptance
This list is not exhaustive and many of the reasons people come to counselling are often intertwined whats important is that you want counselling and you identify what it is you want to focus on.

How counselling can help

  • promote autonomy
  • build reslience
  • increase self esteem and self worth
  • identify unhealthy relationships
  • improve relationships
  • develop and maintain healthy boundaries
  • identify negative thoughts and challenge these
  • alleviate stress and anxiety
  • empower you to feel in control of your own life and emotions
  • build on existing coping strategies
  • widen your window of tolerance
  • work through anger - identify the cause and any underlying feelings
  • better able to express emotions
  • become more assertive
  • a greater self acceptance
  • increase self awareness
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" - Carl Rogers