People choose to come to counselling for different reasons. Many people come to counselling during times of distress or emotional upset, or when they are feeling stuck. However, this is not necessary, and many people also come to counselling for self-exploration, to get a deeper understanding of themselves.
In today’s world, we don’t have the social and emotional networks we used to have. Even if we have a close network of family and friends, we often need someone outside that network to talk to about things. This is where counselling comes in. Counselling offers a safe, confidential non-judgemental space where you can explore anything you want to, whether it’s to process the pain you are experiencing, understand yourself better, improve your relationships, or anything else.
The issues counselling can help with include:
• anger management
• eating disorders
• low self-confidence
• low self-esteem
• issues of power and difference
• relationship issues
• sexual issues
• self-destructive and self-sabotaging behaviour
• work-related issues