Do you need to talk?
Counselling is no longer considered an option only for those living with a mental health condition or in the midst of crisis. All of us can benefit from counselling, but the association around it often brings fear and misinformation. Help is available, and thanks to those who are speaking up and sharing their stories, more people are seeking help, aware of the benefits therapy can have on our health and wellbeing.
On Counselling Directory, we have over 17,000 qualified professionals, located all over the UK. You can search for support local to you by entering your location in the search bar, or you can seek support online or over the phone, from the comfort of your own home.
We all have mental health and sometimes we need to talk to someone about how we’re feeling. You may be experiencing new emotions, or maybe they feel a little more overwhelming than usual. You may feel completely out of your depth and need someone to pull you back to the surface. That’s OK. It’s completely normal to be feeling this way during particularly trying times, and it’s important to know that you’re not alone in this and that help is available.
I would definitely recommend private counselling. My counsellor was amazing and well worth the money. I was welcomed at the door with a smile, I was offered a cup of tea and seated in a comfortable chair. I felt relaxed and safe and cared for.
Sometimes, speaking with friends and family isn’t an option, or maybe you don’t feel comfortable doing so. You may simply want to speak to someone who doesn't know you - a qualified professional who can offer guidance, but also listen. That’s where counselling comes in. Therapy offers a space for you to talk to someone who understands what you’re feeling and can help you explore and manage this in a safe, non-judgemental space.
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