There can be periods in our lives when the people or support networks we would normally turn to for help are neither available nor appropriate. During such times, counselling or psychotherapy can be an alternative resource for you to draw upon, as well as a very effective way of transforming the way you experience yourself, your relationships, and the world around you. Both offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space, separate from daily life where you can address issues causing you emotional pain or which make you feel uncomfortable, such as:
- Feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed
- Bereavement or loss
- Dealing with stressful situations
- An unfulfilling work life or relationship
- A personal crisis or a major change of circumstances
- Dealing with past or present traumatic experiences.
Alternatively, you may be wanting:
- understanding and support facing or working through a specific difficulty
- to explore, understand, and change recurring patterns in your life which bring you repeated pain and disappointment
- to stimulate personal growth and development
- therapeutic support and a safe, reflective space.
It might also be that you’re not able to identify a specific problem, but are unhappy and would like to make changes that help to enhance the quality of your life and make it more rewarding and enjoyable.
Whatever your circumstances, counselling or psychotherapy can help you address whatever you choose to bring with objectivity, empathy, sensitivity, encouragement and support.