‘Get over it’ or ‘move on’ is something we often hear from others when we feel down or ‘stuck’. This advice, though well intentioned, often has the effect of shutting us up and actually not dealing with the issue. We can feel isolated and even weak for not being able to move on and this just deepens our feelings of inadequacy and helplessness.
We all get down at times and the causes may be stresses at school, college, family or work place. These stresses often ease over time but sometimes they don’t. This can affect our sleep, mood, relationships, work and even our physical health.
We, rightfully, look after our physical health when we feel ill but we can be reluctant to seek help when our mental health is not as it should be. We owe it to ourselves to invest in our mental health and this benefits not just us, it can have positive knock-on effects on family, friends and colleagues.
Counselling can provide us with a safe space within which to explore our issues and emotions with a professional who is an attentive listener, non-judgemental and empathic.
I have extensive experience of working with people dealing with issues such as:
- anger management
- sexual abuse
- physical and psychological abuse
- relationship issues