Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they’re thinking or feeling, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve.
Issues commonly brought to counselling include…
Anxiety is common in mental illness. You may feel intense apprehension or worry, accompanied by acute physical signs.
Therapy can help you with anxiety, panic attacks and phobias by giving you ways of dealing with situations as they occur and exploring the causes of your feelings.
Wherever there is a physical addiction to a substance or activity – there is likely to be a psychological addiction too.
Counselling aims to relieve the psychological addiction by exploring the root cause while helping to develop new ways of thinking.
Suffering from a long-term illness such as cancer or dementia can turn anyone’s world upside down.
Counselling can help sufferers and the people close to them come to terms with their illness while offering emotional support and coping mechanisms.
Depression can be a devastating illness that affects your body, mood, behaviour and thoughts.
Without treatment, symptoms can be present for years, preventing you from functioning to your full ability.
Counselling can provide a start to reversing the trend of depression and a move recovery as well as ways to cope.
Suffering from a mental health issue such as schizophrenia or depression can feel incredibly isolating.
Counselling looks to discuss the feelings that arise in conjunction with these kinds of mental health issues, as well as overcome any personal challenges or frustrations.
Losing a loved one is a difficult event in anyone’s life. The loss can bring up a wide range of emotions including guilt and anger.
Some people benefit from speaking openly to a counsellor about their feelings to help ease the process and resolve any remaining issues they may have.
Bullying & Abuse
Being the victim of any form of abuse – verbal, emotional or physical – can lead to issues that may affect you all of your life.
Counselling can offer victims the chance to address the psychological repercussions in a safe environment and to offer support if they decide to seek help from authorities.
Covering all types of relationships, counselling can be used to discuss issues in families, friendships and couples.
Problems could involve anything from a poor relationship with a parent, difficulties in a friendship or with a partner, or even your relationships at work.
Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or you have been the victim of abuse, the psychological impact of trauma can last years after the event itself.
In a counselling session, trauma victims are encouraged to explore their feelings regarding the incident and look into how these could be resolved or changed.
Feelings of stress and low self-esteem are becoming all too common in today’s society.
Everyone will experience events in their life that stay with them and would benefit from talking with someone.
Counselling can offer space to vent your frustrations and feelings while working with you to find ways to improve your situation.