Relationship troubles are often what bring people into counselling. It may be that they are having difficulties with partners, family, friends or work colleagues. Sometimes it is a difficult relationship to self that is the source of their struggles. They may be trying to cope with high levels of stress, anxiety or depression. Others are finding it hard to come to terms with bereavement, separation or loss. Some people can’t pinpoint the exact reason why they struggle, they just know that something isn’t right and are looking for a space in which to reflect and work things through.
While these are just a few examples of what counselling can help with, you will have your own story. If you are unsure whether counselling is right for you, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat, with no obligation.
How do I find the right therapist?
Entering into therapy entails a significant investment in terms of time and money so it makes sense to do your research. There are many different ways of working in counselling. A good place to find information is the BACP website. For successful therapy to happen there needs to be enough of a “fit” between you and your therapist. I recommend looking at a number of counsellor’s profiles, as well as having an informal chat with at least a couple of them, so that you have some means of comparison.