Many of us find ourselves struggling to cope with past or current difficulties. Perhaps you have an addiction you want to fight, lost a loved one, struggle with work related stress, find yourself going through a relationship breakdown, maybe you have carried the weight of historic childhood abuse for years, or have been sexually assaulted or struggle with domestic violence. It can feel very overwhelming to battle through alone and keep everything together.
When we are consumed by grief, stress, depression and anxiety, our life is overtaken with the immense sadness and confusion we carry inside. Quiet often we hide our pain from the outside world and fight through it alone. If we don't express our feelings they can manifest inside and it can become so overbearing. Our self esteem and confidence can take such a knock that even the strongest and bravest of us burnout and become emotionally unwell.
When it comes to talking about our problems quite often we have been conditioned to put on a brave face and just get on with things. We carry guilt, anger, shame, anxiety and fear and don't know where to turn. Many of us don't want to burden our family and friends with our troubles, we don't want to be judged, or perhaps there is simply no-one there who we feel cares enough to listen.
One to one professional counselling can provide you with the support, care and understanding you need to ease your burden. It is a great opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. With the professional support of your therapist you will have another set of eyes exploring your problems with you. When we begin to unravel and understand the root causes of our struggles we are then in a better mindset to identify the best way forward.
Counselling is about you taking care of your emotional well being, in just the same way we take care of our physical well being. Thankfully we are now living in an era were counselling is becoming more acknowledged and accepted. Investing in your mental health can be one of the most positive things you can do for yourself. You will open the door to more self-awareness, better coping mechanisms, healthier relationships, uncover your passions and rediscover meaning in your life.
If you would like to discuss more about how counselling can support you with the difficulties you are currently facing call us today for a free consultation.