Develop self-awareness and insight – over your thoughts, feelings and actions. Perhaps the past is holding you back? You may have internalised certain beliefs about yourself from significant others in your past which may no longer hold true for you. Maybe – with the right support – you can learn to challenge those beliefs and let them go.
Counselling can give you a clearer picture as to how your past may have shaped you.
Seeing things from a different perspective – on the experiences that are causing you pain or difficulty. Exploring your concerns in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space creates the opportunity for some surprising insights. Sometimes, when we are in the midst of suffering, it can be difficult to see “the wood for the trees”.
Counselling helps you see through the “fog” and gain more clarity.
Increased intimacy and connection – with yourself and others. When you begin to have a better relationship with yourself, you will begin to feel more connected and secure in your relationships with loved ones. As humans we are wired to need connection just as much as we are wired to need food – a lack of either leaves us feeling depleted and starved.
Counselling can help develop your capacity to love and be loved.
Coping with persistent and difficult feelings – Giving space to your emotions and feelings and having them understood and validated in therapy – sometimes for the first time in a very long while – can be a very reparative experience and can help you manage your feelings better outside the therapy room.
Counselling gives you the emotional space you may not be able to give to yourself right now.
Development of greater self-acceptance and self-worth –The effect of feeling listened to, understood and accepted should never be under-estimated. As well as a sense of relief and renewed hope, you will feel more at ease with yourself generally.
Counselling is good for your emotional and physical well-being.