Questions about problems which counselling can help with

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What sort of problems can counselling help with?

There are many reasons why someone might choose to have counselling, ranging from feelings of hurt, pain or distress, to a desire to develop oneself as a person. I have grouped these into a number of themed areas, but there may sometimes be a degree of overlap between different types of problem, or people may choose to work on more than one problem or difficulty.

  • Depression or low mood: feeling down, depressed, hopeless or unhappy.

  • Anxiety and stress: including general anxiety, or work stress.

  • Relationship and family difficulties: break-ups, problem relationships with family members or friends, our relationships with ourselves (how we feel about ourselves), or loneliness (please note that I can help individuals on a one-to-one basis with these concerns, but I do not offer couples counselling or family therapy)

  • Life events, loss and bereavement: death, relationship break-ups, redundancy, being the victim of crime.

  • Facing difficult feelings: such as anger, jealousy, shame or sadness

  • Self harm

  • Personal development: confidence building, assertiveness, low self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries, building self-awareness.

  • Childhood trauma, abuse or unhappiness: You may still be affected by childhood or adulthood traumas, such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

  • Lack of direction: People may also be troubled or puzzled by their behaviour, or feel a sense of confusion or uncertainty about themselves, or feel that their lives lack direction or make no sense.

  • Identity or identity-confusion: Counselling can also help you if you are dealing with problems around personal identity, gender or sexuality.

  • Work-related issues

What happens if you think that you are not the right counsellor for me?

If I do not have any available appointments for you, or if I feel that I am not the right person to help you (after talking to you on the telephone, or meeting you for the first time in person), then I will do my best to find another source of help. This could be from another qualified therapist, or another type of help.

What support can be offered in a crisis situation?

Please note that, because of my appointment system, I do not offer a crisis service. In case of emergency, you should contact your GP surgery. Alternatively, you could contact Samaritans on 08457 909090.


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Posted: 27 September 2016.

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