Making the decision to seek counselling is often a difficult one and usually arises at a time when you are feeling less able to deal with it. Just sharing your problem can help especially in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Counselling can give you the opportunity to clarify your own situation, to see your difficulty more clearly and so to face your concerns with less anxiety and tension. It helps you to find your own resources for dealing with situations.
Change in any form can feel stressful, you may be experiencing an unwelcome change and need to discover how you can adjust to it. Alternatively, you may have reached a point where you want to make particular changes in your life and need to discover how you can bring those about. Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone outside your family circle, without the fear of what the closest people around you might think.
Do I Need To See A Counsellor?
Some people hesitate about seeing a counsellor, perhaps because they believe their problems are too insignificant, or they worry that talking won’t help and they should be able to sort their difficulties out by themselves. Many people quite understandably, do not know what to expect from counselling and they hesitate to seek help for this reason.
The reality is that everyone experiences difficult periods at one time or another and a significant number of people seek help from a counsellor or psychotherapist at some point in their lives. Ultimately, one of the aims of counselling is to help you become more fulfilled, either with yourself or in certain aspects of your life.
This will of course mean different things for different people and part of my role as a counsellor is to help you make sense of your particular issue and to help you find new options in the way you relate to yourself, others and particular situations.