This time of year often holds many memories for people. It is a ‘back to school’ period and for some this is a period of excitement and challenge but for others it is a period of anxiety and dread.
Many people have been away during the holiday period – possibly in sunnier climates – and it is around this time of year that the reality of being well and truly back to work starts to sink in. This can create unrest and a desire to make some changes.
Can counselling help?
It is common that clients come to counselling and say that they had been thinking about having some counselling for some time but it had taken a few months to actually do something about it.
So why is this?
It may be that people rely on family and friends to talk through their problems and this can be helpful. For some people this is not possible or they may find that the people they talk to try to impose their opinions or offer advice based on their experience. It may take a while to realise that talking to an impartial Counsellor would be helpful.
Some people feel very anxious about talking about themselves or even contacting a Counsellor. They might be worried about what the Counsellor will think or worry that someone may find out that they are seeing a Counsellor. I understand these feelings. It can take courage to ask someone for help. I will work with you in a way which suits you and your needs. It is also important to realise that counselling is confidential and I will explain what this means and any exceptions to this when I meet you.
It may be that the ‘pain’ of not changing is not sufficient to do anything about it. Getting help early can help to prevent a minor problem from becoming a larger problem. Most of the clients I have worked with who have said that they waited a long time to seek help say that they wished they had contacted me earlier.
You might not to ready to change. You might want to do some research about counselling and decide whether it could help you.
Are you ready to change?
So if you have been thinking about counselling because you feel ready to make some changes in your life why not contact me to see whether we could work together?
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