Is Counselling for me?
I assume if you have found your way to my page you are looking for some support, and I would just like to thank you for taking the time to look and to being open to asking for support. There is a myth in this world that we have to be strong all the time, that we have to have all the answers and its weak to admit that you need support when things are tough. I am here to commend you for your bravery for getting this far. It is not only brave but quite often essential to ask for support when we are stuck with old beliefs or trauma, with current overwhelming events or just to be curious enough to seek a deeper personal understanding of self. The phrase you can't see the wood for the trees often explains how we become overwhelmed by life's events and sometimes need some support and a different perspective to allow us to find our way through the forest.
Counselling is a very personal choice and can be one of the hardest decisions to make but is one of the most worthwhile things you can do. Even without traumas and situational difficulties that often lead people towards counselling, in this modern busy, nonstop world how often do we just take some time for ourselves, to look at our achievements, whether we are still happy with our life or if we are just coasting through life or indeed if we are living our dreams! In an ideal world I would like everyone to have a yearly MOT for their wants and needs. An opportunity to stop and self examine our lives. So I believe counselling can be of benefit to everyone.
Counselling helps you work through emotional difficulties and gain personal insight into yourself and this can help you to take responsibility and enable you to take control of your life. There is a great deal of truth in the cliche 'a problem shared is a problem halved' Counselling can help you make positive changes to your life in a supportive, safe, judgment free and confidential environment.