“Do you think I’d benefit from counselling?” is a question I’m often asked.
Counselling gives you space and time to think and talk through things that are troubling you - a process most people could benefit from. If you’re thinking about it, the answer is probably ‘yes’.
It might be helpful to look over the following list and see if any of the issues resonate with you. Remember, however, that this isn’t an exhaustive set of problems, nor is it necessary to be at ‘rock bottom’ or a crisis point to find value in counselling.
Concerns a counsellor can help with:
- Feeling overwhelmed/unable to cope
- Struggling with feelings of shame, guilt and worthlessness
- Feeling lost, lacking motivation, interest or meaning in life
- Knowing you’re not taking care of yourself/feeling self-destructive
- Feelings of despair or hopelessness
- Struggling with anxiety and fear
- Dealing with bereavement and loss
- Difficulty in your relationships
- Difficulty reaching important decisions
- Facing change and challenges and needing support
- Feeling stuck
- Struggling with belief and confidence
- Going through a life transition