What’s really going on?
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Sharon Nicholson, MBACP Registered and Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor
8th May, 20160 Comments
You have felt like this for some while now but do you know what the matter is?
You may already recognise that you feel distressed, low, depressed or anxious, but what is causing this?
It may be difficult to put it into words but somehow, somewhere inside of you, you may sense that in some way, you know.
Maybe it doesn’t make any sense to you at all? You can find no reason to be feeling as you do, and yet still you feel it anyway.
Maybe you have identified a certain life event or an experience that has left you feeling like this, but it’s like you’re trapped, stuck in a moment in time and somehow cannot move forwards.
What’s really going on?
Are you working hard to figure it all out by yourself and feeling frustrated and confused?
Maybe you feel ‘empty’, ‘stuck’ or ‘lost’ and have no energy or motivation to think about anything?
I wonder why that is?
Maybe you are wondering too?
Curiosity can be a wondrous thing. It can lead to exploration and adventure, movement and change.
Are you curious?
Do you seek change?
Maybe ‘change’ feels daunting and leaves you feeling anxious?
I wonder what it would be like for you to feel differently to how you do now.
Unimaginable? Exactly where you would want to be?
Maybe you can remember a time that you felt differently? I wonder what that was like.
All this wondering, questioning, reflecting and yet you are still feeling the same.
If you truly knew what was going on for you right now, and how to change things, then you would probably not be considering counselling.
Counselling gives you the chance to share and explore your experiences with someone professionally trained to support this process. Understanding what your experiences really mean to you and gaining awareness of how you respond to them can be very empowering.
You have already found the courage to come this far, maybe now is the right time to go further?
If any of this resonates with you then counselling could be an empowering and life changing experience... a chance to find clarity, to find out what’s really going on.
About the author
Sharon Nicholson is a BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor working in Weymouth, Dorset.
She has been seeing clients in Private Practice since 2007 and has specialised in Counselling for Depression (CfD) within NHS, Primary Care. She has a particular interest in working with loss and grief.
See www.sharon-nicholson.com for further information.
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