A New Year, A New Opportunity
New Year is often a time when you looks back over the old year, reflecting on what took place, and taking stock. Perhaps there are changes that need to be made, or problems that need to be resolved. You may not know quite where to start, but you know that a start must be made.
Often things come to a head, during the Christmas season. You probably had high hopes that it would be a happy and peaceful time, but if you had relationships problems, or family difficulties, or were worried by the threat redundancy, you could be feeling deeply unhappy and anxious.
You may feel trapped and despairing, or, alternatively, ready to burst with fury. Either way, it can sometimes help to talk to someone outside the immediate family and circle of friends, who can listen objectively and help you to work out what you are really feeling, and what you want to do about your situation.
Counselling could provide a helpful way ahead. You would be offered a regular time, in a safe, calm environment, and have an opportunity to reflect on your difficulties, with someone who is non judgemental, wont retaliate and is there just for you.
Counselling is confidential, so you can speak openly about things that you might hesitate to say to anyone else. The containment it offers can sometimes make all the difference, and help you to cope with what would otherwise be an unbearable situation.
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