How can counselling help?

Counselling can help when we temporarily lose our ability to cope on our own. Counselling encourages you to explore and recognise your strengths to enable you to find solutions which work best for you. Your decision to take yourself into counselling can be one of the most courageous choices you make. It can be upsetting or feel like hard work because you are trying to find new ways of dealing with your difficulties

Counselling provides the opportunity to share what is happening in your life in a safe and confidential space. It can enhance your well-being and help you to live in a more resourceful and positive way by:

  • Building confidence
  • Improving your relationships
  • Identifying negative thinking
  • Helping you come to terms with bereavement and loss
  • Gaining a different perspective
  • Overcoming low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, traumatic events or troubled past

Seeing a counsellor can help you understand more fully your situation, review the options and decide upon actions. Counselling can help you make important changes in your life but equally it may help you live more creatively with situations that cannot easily be changed. A change in approach or attitude can create a very different experience or solution.

Personal discovery releases your potential to:

  • Understand yourself better
  • Develop new possibilities
  • Provide personal freedom through insight
  • Help you make clearer choices
"We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed."

Carl R. Rogers