There are lots of different reasons why people decide to try counselling. For some people, something specific may have happened, like a sudden death in the family, or illness or injury. Other people might want to gain more insight in to themselves and they choose counselling or psychotherapy as a form of personal development. There are even times when there might not seem to be a logical reason for why we feel the way we do, but somewhere inside we recognise that we are experiencing emotional difficulties. Whatever your reasons, you might find talking to a professional therapist in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment helpful.
Here are just some examples of the issues and problems I have worked with...
- Depression, low mood and feelings of hopelessness
- Anxiety and stress
- Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
- Low self esteem, worthlessness, emptiness
- Panic attacks, phobias and obsessive thinking
- Relationship difficulties
- Difficulties with sexuality and gender identification
- Bereavement and loss
- Career and work issues
- Addictions: drugs, alcoholism, gambling