Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a trained and experienced person whose objectivity can help you understand both yourself and your situation in a new light. They offer empathic support and realistic encouragement as you try to find better ways to cope with and come to terms with what is troubling you.
People go to counselling for many reasons – perhaps because they are feeling depressed, anxious or out of control. But whatever the underlying cause, they come to counselling as a way of ‘fighting back’ and resolving what it is that is troubling them. This trouble may be:
- an unexpected crisis
- a period in which life lacks purpose
- a sense that work or career or relationships are going badly
- concerns over health
- a difficult experience from the past which is now getting in the way of the present and future