If you are experiencing any of the following, then talking to a therapist could be useful:
- No matter how much you try and how much help you get from your friends and family, your problems just don’t seem to be going away.
- You frequently feel helpless, sad and lacking in energy.
- You are feeling on edge and anxious a lot of the time.
- You feel lonely and isolated.
- Upsetting or traumatic experiences, whether it’s something that happened recently or a long time ago, are constantly in your thoughts.
- You find yourself lacking in confidence, believing that everyone else is doing better than you and more able to cope with life.
- You are finding it difficult to express your emotions or engage in loving relationships with those around you.
- Relationship problems with family, colleagues or friends.
- Life changing events such as illness, loss, divorce, separation or a recent domestic or personal upheaval.
- Suicidal thoughts.
- You are feeling overwhelmed by what life is throwing at you.
- You find it hard to contain your anger.
- You are drinking to excess and/or using drugs to the detriment of your relationships and life.
- It is difficult to focus on work or your everyday life.
- You are finding ways to harm yourself or others either physically or emotionally.
- You are finding it hard to recover from the loss of a loved-one and the feelings of pain aren’t diminishing.
This list is by no means definitive. If you are unsure of whether counselling can help then the best thing to do is get in touch to find out more about whether you could benefit from talking through your problems with me.
If I believe that you are better served by another form of therapy then I will tell you so and give you some pointers about where else to seek help.