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There are times in our lives when we face difficult challenges. Everyone has those times. We can feel depressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Sometimes we don’t take as much care of our mental well being as we should. We can feel afraid to talk about mental health issues in case we are seen as weak or unstable.
There is a lot of work nationally to try and explode the myths about mental health. Counselling therapy can be useful for anyone who wants to explore how they feel, why they feel the way they do and for anyone who would like some help and support to help them resolve issues which are troubling them.
Psychotherapeutic counselling can help you to deal with lots of types of issues and it can often be easier to talk about personal issues to an experienced therapist than it is to discuss things with close family and friends.
Psychotherapeutic counselling will help you to sort out your issues. You know yourself best and the counsellor is there to stand beside you and support you through difficult and challenging times. A good counsellor will help you to untangle your thoughts and make some sense of them, support you to understand yourself and others better and help you move forward into the future
Some of the areas below are the most common areas that northernlightscounselling can help with but it is by no means an exhaustive list.
Addictions usually have a link to psychological reasoning and counselling therapy can help you to explore the root cause of addictive behaviour and help you to understand why it happens. This then gives you a better chance of being able to manage it.
Bullying is a form of abuse and it is becoming much more common both in our personal lives and in the workplace. Therapy can offer you a safe environment to discuss it and the chance to seek help and support to deal with it and put a stop to it.
Illness and poor health can really affect our lives and therapy can offer emotional support and help so that you can face difficult challenges.
Bereavement can be one of the most difficult times in our lives. The loss of a loved one can make you feel guilty, angry, anxious and depressed. In the worst situations it can make you feel that you cant go on with life. Therapy can help you sort these thoughts and emotions out and begin to rebuild confidence.
Anxiety, depression and stress are also increasing in modern life and can affect your everyday life, your ability to work and to socialise. Therapy is commonly used to help you deal with a range of mental health issues, give you a better understanding, help you feel less isolated and give you some coping mechanisms so that you can manage your life better.
Relationships are a part of the fabric of human life but they can be a cause of distress. They have ups and downs and rocky patches. Many people find themselves in violent or abusive relationships or indeed just struggling to keep a relationship going. It may be that you are struggling with a relationship in your life, or that you feel unsure of your sexuality. Talking in a safe and confidential environment can help.
Problems with alcohol are really common in todays world and young people continue to be harmed by their drinking habits. Harm is done in both the short and long term and inevitably a serious problem with drinking alcohol not only affects the individual but also their family and friends. It can be so destructive. There is very little specialist help if you are struggling with this problem and the earlier you address it the better. We work with people with addiction problems both individually and in groups.
How therapy can help really depends on the individual, the skill of the therapist and the individual situation but usually the fact that you can talk to an experienced person who is not going to judge you, in a safe and confidential environment is a good starting point for healing and repair.