How can counselling help me?

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a form of talk therapy which will allow you to discuss your problems or any difficult feelings encountered in a safe & confidential environment. Counselling is not only for people with mental health problems but also for anyone who is struggling with any kind of concerns. The process of counselling helps you explore your feelings and thoughts in more depth to positively change your life.

Why People Choose Counselling?

People choose to speak to a counsellor as they feel, they might be judged if they poured their heart out to someone they know. Counselling eliminates this problem and gives space and freedom to explore your own thoughts and feelings with an unbiased party. Some of the common issues such as addiction, bereavement, bullying, illness, mental health, relationships, trauma, etc can be addressed within counselling

The way counselling can help will depend on the individual receiving the treatment as counselling is a journey which takes time and consistency to work effectively. It will help you understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems. It will also help you understand other’s point of view, which can shed light onto the way you interpret words or actions effecting your mental peace.

How Counsellors Can Help You?

While counsellors might not give you concrete advice or a checklist of things on what to do and how to do to make you feel better, what they will do is help you uncover your own insight to understand your own problems providing you with the right tools to help you resolve them. 

Counselling will help you take time out from your situation and see it from a different perspective. It helps you defeat negative thought patterns and reinforce positive thinking providing a chance to change your situation for the better. It enables you to become unstuck, to make important changes in your lives and realise your potential while helping you to resolve denial, guilt and shame. It will make connections between your past and present pattern of behaviour to save your future

Some of the life-changing reasons to have counselling

  • Self-awareness changes everything. You Begin to make sense of things as becoming a good observer brings clarity and understanding of life.

  • You will notice your thought pattern and begin to manage them as you gain control & will be in charge of your feelings and actions. 

  • You will live in the moment and acknowledge the feelings and emotions you experience.

  • You will start to understand why you do things which don’t make sense by exploring your ambivalence and fears about the change.

  • You will begin to value yourself by recognising the real you.

  • You will make sense of the past as it has influenced the person you are today. Old wounds can be healed and painful experiences can be worked on.

  • Your relationship with everyone will become more meaningful as you step back from relationships that are toxic or that hinder your wellbeing.

  • You will learn to love yourself and others as it is an incredibly powerful, healing and joyful experience.

Going to a professional or asking for such help can be a scary step for someone with all sorts of associated fears and anxieties along with the problem you have been facing. But remember it is never too late to seek help. We are here to help you help yourself.