Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore their way of thinking or feelings, also for anyone experiencing a difficulty or concern they want to resolve. People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to anyone else about such personal issues, or they may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective perspective.
Common subjects that can be addressed within counselling include the following:
When there is a physical addiction to a substance or activity – there is often a psychological addiction also. Counselling aims to relieve the psychological addiction by exploring the root cause while helping to create and develop new ways of thinking.
Losing a loved one is a difficult event in everyone’s life. The loss can bring up a wide range of emotions including guilt and anger. Some people benefit from speaking openly to a counsellor about their feelings to help ease the process and resolve any remaining issues they may have.
Being the victim of any form of abuse, whether it’s verbal or physical can lead to difficulties that may affect your whole life. Counselling can offer victims the chance to seek help from authorities (if appropriate) as well as addressing the psychological effects in a safe environment.
Suffering from a long-term illness such as cancer or dementia can turn anyone’s world upside down. Counselling can help those who suffer come to terms with their illness while offering emotional support and coping mechanisms.
Mental health issues
Suffering from a mental health issue such as depression can feel incredibly isolating. Counselling looks to discuss the feelings that arise in conjunction with mental health issues, as well as to overcome any personal challenges or frustrations.
Covering all types of relationships, counselling can be used to discuss concerns within families, friendships and couples. Problems could involve anything from a poor relationship with a parent to an abusive relationship.
You may have been involved in an accident or you may have been the victim of abuse, the psychological impact of trauma can last years after the event itself. In a counselling session trauma victims are encouraged to explore their feelings regarding the incident and look into how these could be resolved or changed.
Feelings of stress, anxiety and low self-esteem are becoming all too common in today’s society. Counselling can offer practical advice for overcoming these kinds of issues as well as allowing you the space to vent your frustrations and feelings.