Most of us at one time or another experience difficulties that are hard to cope with. We may get to a point where we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. This maybe because of life issues and events such as bereavement, our own ill-health or the ill-health of a loved one, relationship difficulties, divorce or loss of a job; or we may be experiencing underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, or we may be seeking more balance in our lives.
If you find yourself in a dark place, or stuck with self-limiting patterns of behaviour, or at some cross-roads in life, counselling can help bring about change and make a difference.
Counselling offers a safe and supportive space for you to start looking at whatever is troubling you, it provides the opportunity to voice what is causing you pain and discomfort, and to explore your thoughts and feelings freely. In this way you can start to make sense of your experiences and learn how to manage your difficult thoughts and feelings in a helpful way. It can help you get to know yourself better.
Put another way, it is by facing your difficulties in counselling that you will discover most about yourself and gain insight into who you are and what choices you can make. With a willingness to do this you can find the inner resources which enable you to find ways of coping and living more fully and authentically.