What you did today was amazing! You took a big step and I am guessing if you are reading this then there is some sense that things around you need to change right?
Maybe you're unclear about what you need, or perhaps like a lot people you just have a sense that things are not as you would like them to be.
Perhaps you just need someone to talk to, someone to share those thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can often get stuck and feel unchangeable. Or it could be that you know what you want from your life, but unsure how to change your beliefs that can be limiting.
Whichever is the case you have come to the right place! Counselling is a good place to start and by exploring all your feelings and thoughts with a counsellor, things can start to make more sense. You will start to have a clearer idea of who you are and it will bring you closer to emotional wellness.
Many people feel nervous about seeing a counsellor. This feeling is understandable - but in addition to our physical needs like food, water, and shelter, every one of us has emotional needs too.
Often people seek counselling for a specific reason, such as bereavement, substance misuse, relationship issues, or important life decisions but it doesn’t have to be related to a major life event.
Many of us will have had difficult experiences at some stage of our lives that may have affected our self-esteem and our ability to make good choices for ourselves. This is where counselling can be beneficial for everyone.
There is a common belief that seeking the support of your friends and family is just as good as getting professional counselling. But while being able to share your problems with your friends and family can be helpful, it is very different from the relationship with a trained counsellor who has specialist skills and knowledge in supporting behavioural and emotional change.
When talking to a counsellor you don’t need to edit or worry about what you have to say, as you do with friends and loved ones. You can let your true feeling be expressed privately and confidentially.
Therapy can help you see your current situation in new light, depth and clarity. It can change old and unhelpful perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, and ultimately help you make positive changes.
If you do feel that counselling will help you then do not leave it too long before you act on it. Your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical wellbeing.
So, whether you seek support for everyday matters such as stress management or relationship issues, mental health challenges like depression and anxiety, or life events such as a bereavement at Ealing Counselling Services are expertly trained to help you with a wide range of concerns.