Thoughts from our Active Listeners …
Maybe you’re ready to make that big decision, or multiple decisions. Maybe you’re clinging awkwardly to the barbed wire of that fence. Maybe you understand why you’re choosing to stay where you are. What ever the case it could be time to stop facing your desire to make change alone.
Breathing techniques are the easy bit. If the source or cause of your distress or unhelpful behaviour feels bigger than your capacity to make change, then counselling can help.
Unconditional love is something we all crave and we have all craved since we were babies and guess what, we do actually deserve it
Living life without feelings is surely not living life to the full, it’s like blurred vision, muffled sound or numb touching.
This time of year can be really hard for so many of us and for so many reasons. Counselling can be a helpful space for you to be what you need to be.
Take a breath dear superhero. We live in a world where we have forgotten how to model calm.
In counselling there can be many exercises that help us to become aware of how we keep ourselves in places we don’t actually want to be. The process of speaking these things out loud to another person, to be shared and understood together, can dramatically change our perspective.
Counselling can help you find and uncover and understand your dams and help you to re-identify with yourself while you decide if you wish to remove them. Is it time to talk?
Counselling is a place you can explore the defences you have spent many years developing and honing. They were your friend once, without a doubt. Are they still helping you now?
In counselling you will not be judged for expressing what you are really feeling, you will not be doubted. We are interested less in the facts of what you need to achieve, than how you are affected by the expectations. It is an opportunity to talk freely and explore any options you may have.
Exam pressures can be huge for anyone, but especially children. It can also be a very difficult time for supporting parents and guardians. Counselling can help with ways to remain calm. It can help relieve some of the pressures by exploring – among other things – the impact of not achieving top marks. And it can help by exploring goals and where the pressure to perform is coming from.
In counselling, either one-to-one or as a couple, people can begin to explore their relationships with empathy which can help deeper understanding for yourself and for others.
Are you caring for someone with Dementia? Supporting or caring for another person can be very difficult. Maybe you have a diagnosis yourself? This can be very stressful. Counselling can offer a safe and confidential space to explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings.
There is no rule about why some people choose to harm themselves and often people don’t really know why but they do know they are struggling. By asking for help they are taking the first step to getting better.