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Do I need Counselling?

How do you know if you need counselling or if it will help you?


Counselling Can help if:

  • you are feeling low anxious and fearful

  • you lack feelings of self-worth, low confidence

  • have suffered any form of physical, or emotional abuse

  • you have suffered loss, bereavement or other trauma

  • you frequently feel lonely and isolated, empty

  • you suffer from physical symptoms with no clear organic cause

  • you suffer from eating disorders

  • you are often using, food, drink, drugs, shopping, and gambling to help you cope or manage your stresses

  • you wish to improve your relationships

  • you seek greater self-knowledge and wish to develop your potential


Look at how you are currently coping with your stresses

Think about the ways you currently manage and cope with stress in your life. Writing a stress journal can help you identify them. Are you coping by using strategies that are healthy or unhealthy, helpful or unproductive? Unfortunately, many people cope with stress in ways that compound the problem. Look at the list below of unhealthy ways are you. using these coping strategies?


Unhealthy ways of coping with stress

These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run:

  • Smoking

  • Drinking too much

  • Overeating or undereating

  • Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer

  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities

  • Using pills or drugs to relax, or manage your emotions

  • Sleeping too much, or not sleeping

  • Procrastinating, worrying too much.

  • Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems

  • Taking out your stress on others (lashing out, angry outbursts, physical violence)





Learning healthier ways to manage stress

If your methods of coping with stress are contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change. Counseling can help you manage change, and cope with your stresses in a healthier and more productive way.


Let's look at Counselling and how it can help you.

  • by offering a reliable and confidential relationship free from the pressures of ordinary life

  • by offering support during times of crisis or change· by deepening awareness of yourself and your relationships

  • by offering a safe place where you can speak about feelings that worry or frighten you

  • by making sense of recurrent problems by exploring their links to the past

  • by challenging tendencies to repeat unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour

  • by clarifying choices and helping to resolve old hurts and conflicts·

  • by helping you realise you can either change, accept, adapt, alter or avoid the situation or change your reaction to a situation which is causing you to be unhappy, anxious, angry, or stressed.


I'm here to help and support you on your journey


 If you would like to discuss your situation, ask any questions or arrange an initial meeting online or face to face

please give me a call 07947300015

or email

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