Why Counselling?

We all know that regular physical exercise helps us to get stronger and fitter, and can aid us in any sports or physical activities we do.  And when we have a physical injury, we might head to see a doctor or physio. 

But we often seem to neglect our mental health.  And when problems come our way, we might not think to speak to someone about it.

If we were to get an injury in the gym or on the field, we might be able to ‘man up’ for a short time and get through the workout or match; but eventually we’re going to need to get it looked at by a specialist.

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In the same way, when different life events are troubling us, we might be able to ‘man up’ and persevere for a while; but we’ll be much better equipped to keep going if we get some support by talking to someone about it. 

So just like how a physical check-up is good for looking after the body, a mental check-up can be good for the mind. 

And in the same way that physical exercise trains us to get stronger and fitter, we can also train our minds so that we become stronger and better prepared to handle the challenges that life can bring our way.

Counselling can help with life’s challenges, as well as with professional and personal development, and could include talking about issues like:

 

 

  • Relationship and family difficulties

  • Feeling stuck

  • Stress

  • Work related problems or redundancy

  • Career changes or choices

  • Anger, resentment or bitterness

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Loss of motivation

  • Depression or low mood

  • Self-esteem/ confidence issues

  • Personal and professional development

  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm

  • Financial issues

  • Addiction/ substance misuse

  • Debilitating injury

  • Loss and grief

  • Hurt

  • Spirituality

  • Loneliness

  • Traumatic experiences

  • Sexual issues

  • Sports performance

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