Making the decision to seek therapy is often a difficult one. There are times that the challenges of our everyday life can disconnect us from who we truly are and what bring us fulfillment and bliss. We feel “down” and everything seems pointless. Or we may lose our balance from external events like the end of a relationship or the loss of a job. Even welcoming changes like moving to a new location for work or study, getting married or having a baby can trouble us. At other times we may lose the ability to form personal goals or tap into our internal strengths that are necessary to actualize them.
Talking with our friends and loved ones about our difficulties is not always possible or enough, and sometimes they are a part of the problem.
Counselling and psychotherapy can support us in discovering a fresh perspective and developing effective ways to cope with the stressful situations we face. In the safe non- judgmental environment of counselling and psychotherapy we can explore our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and sensations. We can bring harmony through understanding ourselves better and making conscious choices. We can increase our self-esteem and gain a sense of personal power. We can become aware of unhelpful patterns in our life and create more supporting ones. We can discover our inner resources and begin to use them in our everyday life by developing self-awareness.
Counselling and psychotherapy are now widely recognized as effective interventions that can support individuals to gain a greater sense of well-being.