Clients struggling to avoid diagnosed mental illness with the intervention of effective counselling.
Coupled with medication compliance, counselling is of vital importance for effectively managing and reducing the symptoms of clients suffering from psychological stress. Talking about the underlying issues that triggered these symptoms will help them overcome stressful periods in their life.
There are many factors that may contribute to mental illness. These can be environmental such as having a stressful and demanding job, struggling to maintain a marital relationship, or losing a loved one, and often they compound unresolved childhood issues related to detachment and abandonment. As such, arming one’s self with effective coping strategies can lessen symptoms that may lead to a clinical breakdown. If one knows that one is predisposed to the illness, preventive measures should be taken against its potential trigger factors.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential place in which clients feel comfortable to explore any psychological issues that have disrupted their lives. Seeking counselling earlier than later will help provide a broader scope of strategies to combat inner pain, resolve years of anguish and help to acquire and maintain a positive outlook on life.
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About Millicent Martin-Lebert
My background is working with people of different cultural background who has been experiencing mental health issues. I also trained in mental health nursing and work with NHS, private and charity organisations. Study psychology with criminology and psychiatry with mental illness.