You don't have to be mad to seek Counselling
8th December, 20090 Comments
Despite the fact, that more people seek the help of a professional therapist, than ever before, there is still a stigma attached to counselling and psychotherapy. Some people will avoid seeking such help because some of them believe that only people with severe mental health problems seek the help of a professional therapist. Others decide not to get help because they are afraid of change. Yet those who have chosen to seek the help they needed do manage to put closure on their past and start to move on with their lives.
Outlined below are just some of the problems/issues that people seek professional help, to overcome:-
Maybe faced with an important decision that they feel they cannot make. Life isn't always a bowl of cherries, and some people find it easier to cope with than others. But if you are in a constant state of anguish because you are struggling with a situation that you feel there is no way out of, or you may think there could be no possible solution to, then seeking the help of a professional therapist will help you to stop and take stock of the situation and gain some clarity and perspective.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for people to explore their issues and concerns and work through them, with the help and support of a professional therapist. If you feel you may need such help, do ensure that you approach someone who is adequately qualified and is also a member of a professional governing body, such as the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Alternatively, you could ask your GP or practice nurse, who will either refer you to their practice counsellor or to a therapist in your area.
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