I first sought help from a counsellor after a particularly traumatic argument with my partner. I felt that I was out of control and was a fundamentally flawed person, with issues relating to anger management. After many sessions that entailed some deep soul-searching and reflection within myself, I came to see that I actually was normal, which came as a huge relief. The process of counselling forced me to look into myself and to question my values / views of myself. Through skilled coaxing and guidance by my counsellor I was able to reappraise myself and to have an honest look at myself and recognise both the flaws and more importantly the positive attributes that are within me. I developed a greater understanding of the situation I am in regarding my relationships, learnt to grow and appreciate the positive side of my personality and to recognise that I am a normal, sane individual who had simply lost sight of who he was. Counselling has helped me in more ways than I could possibly describe, in all walks of my life; at home, work and play. It has taught me to be more at ease with myself; to accept who I am and to judge myself less harshly. I went from a person who thought he was broken to a person who's at ease with the world, more relaxed and prepared for life's journey.
Anger management, Relationship issues