Who is Counselling for?
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People often believe that Counselling is only for people who are suicidal or really not well mentally but it just isn’t so.
Counselling is there to help and support people who are finding ANY area of life difficult to deal with by themselves.
Counselling STOPS your issues from snowballing into a crisis situation.
Counselling is a safe space to talk about the things we don’t want to “burden” our friends and loved ones with.
Talking to a Counsellor is neutral territory. You don't have to worry about whether talking to a Counsellor will upset them or change how they feel about you because a Counsellor is not your family or friends.
A Counsellor is a mental health professional who knows from personal experience how difficult it is to talk about your problems.
Well, we have to sit through a MINIMUM 50 hours of counselling ourselves in order to qualify as a Counsellor, and most of us go back for more throughout our lives!
So as well as seeing the difference counselling can have for our clients, we have personal experience of being "the client".
I hope that reassures you that Counselling can be for absolutely anyone. There's no shame in admitting that we might need help sometimes.
Some of us just need a little bit of a helping hand and some of us might need long term support whilst we work through bigger issues.
Either way, Counselling is a wonderful way of finally putting yourself first.
Counselling finally gives you that extra bit of help to work through "stuff" that keeps getting in the way.
A Time for Change
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Counselling gives you the confidence to make changes. What kind of changes?
Changes in how you view yourself
Changes in how you view other people
Changes in how you view life
Changes in how you react to different situations
Changes in how you deal with different situations
Changes in how you deal with the people in your life
Changes in your outlook
There's a great saying that I love which I think is a great way of viewing counselling and why it helps.....
"If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got."
So in order to get a different result for the problems in your life, you need to do something different.
Maybe that something different is to try counselling.