How counselling can change your future.........
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis
Do you feel stuck in a situation where you're struggling to see the way forward?
Are you suffering the effects of stress, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence?
Have you developed the habit of ignoring how you feel?
Do you try to reassure those around you that you are coping, when the reality is rather different?
9 Ways that Counselling can Change your Life for the Better
1. Live more in the moment
If you have anxiety or depression, you might spend a good deal of time either worrying about the future or regretting the past. Counselling can help you live more mindfully in the present and to feel more peaceful and connected to the world.2. Understand why you do things
Perhaps you overeat, or self-harm, lose your temper or drink too much. Maybe you're bemused or ashamed by your behaviour and wonder why you can’t "just stop"? Counselling provides a safe place to explore your ambivalence and fears about change.
3. Begin to value yourself
Maybe you have become adept at pleasing others. Counselling can help you to recognise the value in showing yourself true consideration and empathy.
4. Make sense of the past
Your life experiences have influenced the person you are today. There can be exceptional value gained in understanding the past. Old wounds can be healed and painful experiences re-evaluated.
5. Your relationships can become more meaningful
In counselling you may come to appreciate the relationships which are
important to you and warrant further investment. You might also decide
to take a step back from relationships that are toxic or hindering your
well-being. The therapeutic relationship of counselling offers a practice
arena for relationships in the real world.
6. Become braver and less anxious
Do you experience the world as a fearful and antagonising place? You might
have had experiences that seem to validate this world view.
Counselling can support you in healing from these difficult experiences. You can begin to create a happier, more positive and confident path through life.
7. Loving yourself and others
An inner contentment can be found when you feel that you can be
‘you’. When you start to experience that your counsellor accepts and values you for who and what you are, this can be an incredibly powerful, healing
and joyful experience.
8. Self-awareness changes everything
self-awareness allows you to become an
observer. You begin to make sense of things, which brings a sense of
clarity and understanding. This puts you in the mindset to consider
9. Notice your thoughts and begin to manage them
With 60,000-plus thoughts (and many repetitive ones) running through your mind every day, your thoughts shape your mood and life. Once you begin to notice ‘the chatterbox’ in your head, you are suddenly more in command of your thinking.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
April 2021 update : Stress and Anxiety Management (SAM) Group.
Are you worried or stressed about something, to the point where it is affecting your everyday life?
If so, then this supportive and confidential group which meets on Tuesday afternoons may be of help to you.
group provides a comforting, helpful and safe environment,
in which to find ways to cope with anxiety. If you suffer
from anxiety, consider participating in the SAM group. It can
change life for the better.
All Government precautions are observed.
THE SAM GROUP IS A VERY COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET HELP WITH ANXIETY AND STRESS
.Contact me using the button below, or call me on 96652791 for more information about joining the SAM group.