Emotional difficulties and painful feelings are a fact of life, but sometimes they can become so overwhelming, unmanageable and long-lasting that we don’t know what to do or where to turn. We can become distressed, desperate, anxious and hopeless. Sometimes we find ourselves repeating destructive patterns of thinking and behaving without understanding why. Sometimes we just have a feeling of something being wrong but can't articulate what that might be.
Lifestyle changes and talking to friends and family can sometimes help, but if that isn’t an option, isn’t helping, or you feel that the problem runs far deeper or has been going on too long then it is time to consider counselling or psychotherapy.
Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist will allow you to talk to someone who will listen without judgement and will support you in coping with your current circumstances. They will offer a fresh and sometimes challenging perspective that allows you to get to the root of what is troubling you and find a new way through.
By examining your past in detail we can understand the relationships and events that have shaped you, and your more hidden, unconscious thoughts and feelings. The process of exploration will help you discover how you really feel, why you do what you do, and how to work toward deep and positive change. Over time, this will lessen your fears, ease your pain and help you feel more in control of aspects of your life.