Counselling and psychotherapy are now considered valuable techniques for helping people cope with the complexities of modern day living, there's an increasing need for professional help - either to explore long buried issues, or to gain help with day to day difficulties. Whatever the reason, it can bring about life changing solutions.
These problems can be explored both in groups and as an individual. I offer both individual and group therapy (please see my group therapy page to find out more) Counselling is helpful for a variety of issues and have outlined some of the more usual ones here - of course, there are many more which can be explored in therapy sessions.
At some time in your life you may have difficulties with relationships either at work, within the family or possibly with your partner or spouse. Working through these issues may help you to gain a different perspective on your problems and can help you to resolve difficult issues.
Feeling low or depressed
You may be feeling low or possibly depressed. Making the first move towards counselling can be a difficult thing to do. Sometimes it takes a bold move to push yourself to seek help. Counselling can help with feelings of isolation, loneliness or the feeling of being detached from the world around you.
Struggling with the loss of a loved-one can seem never-ending. Getting help from counselling can help ease pain, help you to move forward and to live with your loss.
Struggling to cope
Modern-day life can throw many difficult situations at us. Life in its complexity can be exciting at times, but sometimes the challenge can get the better of us and we need a little help to see situations with more clarity. Sharing your issues with somebody detached and neutral about situations can be very beneficial.
We all occasionally feel angry, but when Anger becomes uncontrollable or seems to be the main emotion that you feel on a day-to-day basis, then it may be time to seek help. Working with a professional counsellor can help you to discover where the anger comes from, and then how to manage it.
The term addiction is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological independence. Recognising that you have an addiction can be the first move to seeking professional help.
Living with the uncertainty of infertility or coming to terms with the certainty that you will never have children can feel like an isolated and lonely place. You may have made choices, or possibly had not choice, or you may be preparing for treatment. All of these possibilities are complicated and can charge a tax on your well-being. Talking through your feelings and emotions can help you to come to terms with your decisions, or to help you cope with the complicated feelings you may be having.