HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Counselling is a process and therapeutic relationship with a therapist which can help you to talk about thoughts, feelings and behaviours to help understand, manage and alleviate distressing emotions and problems that cause stress in your life.
Therapy is the start of working towards the healthiest version of you, becoming strong, resilient, calmer, grounded and more in control. You can begin to develop your sense of self, challenging that pesky inner critic and negative thinking that can easily grip us.
Life can be tough, and we can be faced with many different and difficult situations. Professional Counselling is an excellent therapy to be considering if you find you are struggling to cope and need a safe space to talk confidentially.
Do you ever really feel heard? Do you really feel like you can openly talk to friends and family about your struggles? Counselling with me is where you can openly share your problems feeling fully heard and understood. See below for How 5 reasons counselling can help you.
GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF
Working with a counsellor helps you to learn things about yourself and why you might respond in certain ways to certain situations. You can begin to develop an understanding of your beliefs and values
RECOGNISING YOUR INNER CRITIC
No matter what you might be struggling with, trauma, anxiety, depression or any other mental health problem or issue, you may or may not have noticed your very busy inner critic. When are faced with difficulties our inner critic comes forward and talks in a way that can make how you feel so much worse. Counselling can help you to recognise this very important default talk and reprogramme this for a more rational strength-building dialogue.
Many of us experience self-esteem issues at some point in our lives, whether it’s connected to our appearance, skills or abilities.
Through counselling, we can learn to accept ourselves, and as a result, develop a stronger sense of self-love, self-compassion, and self-confidence.
Counselling can help to boost the self-esteem of those that are struggling with their mental health, especially patients who have suffered a traumatic life event such as abuse. Talking to a counsellor can be a lot easier than talking to a loved one and professional advice can provide self-acceptance and improve self-esteem.
Counselling with an experienced Counsellor will include interventions that can challenge you, help you, and create thinking that helps the way in which you feel and behave. New healthier ways of thinking and assessing things that come up in life are born from these interventions.
Learn tools that will help you in life
Counselling will give you tools to use in your everyday life and when difficult situations may come up. You can use these tools to manage unhelpful thinking, rebalance your emotional system and feel grounded and mindful.