Counselling & Psychotherapy is available for those who may be feeling low, have anxiety, depression, or other forms of mental health issues, that are affecting your daily life. You may be unable to sleep, finding it difficult to function at work, or not want to do those activities you used to love to do, such as reading or meeting friends.
Mental health awareness is being widely advertised on TV, in the workplace, also on social media. Deciding whether or not to seek therapy can be the issue. I recognise that there is a stigma associated with having therapy. The common phrases are “I’ll be ok.” It’s life, I just have to get on with it!” “you’re crazy!” “You’re off your head!” “Don’t tell anyone your business.” “I’m too shame to tell someone what’s going on for me!”
Taking the first step in seeking therapy can be daunting, as you don’t have any knowledge of the therapist or even what you’re going into. You could liken this to your first day at school, or your first day in a new job, where you know nobody! You can become anxious, scared, or even feel alone. Once we stick at it, we soon get to know who our peers are, or our colleagues and it can turn out to be a happy experience! However, I am well aware that there are times when these two experiences can be unpleasant. If you are going through any unpleasantness in these areas, please reach out and seek support.
Make yourself a priority and seek support for your life difficulties.