Why seek counselling?

If you are reading this, I am guessing there is something that gets in the way of how you would like to live your life and how you are coping.


Seeking a therapist is not a weakness; it’s not a sign that you are not strong enough to get through this on your own. It’s not that you are not “man enough” or “woman enough” to stick through this. You are not a failure asking for help. 


Walking into a room and asking for help from a stranger is brave and courageous. It’s a sign that you have recognised that you need help, that you are vulnerable and you are willing to share it with someone else. That’s bravery and strength at its core. 

When to seek help?

Do you find yourself thinking…. 


  • I need some help with my anger. 

  • I feel really low and I have been feeling like this for too long.

  • I just wish I could stop being so anxious. 

  • Will I ever get over this grief? 

  • I am finding parenthood so hard and triggering.

  • I suspect that my marriage is failing but I don’t know where to begin. 

  • I just wish I was not floundering in my career without caring.

  • I just wish I could stop thinking about food. 

  • I have a list of good and bad foods and I chastise myself for reaching for the bad foods. Why?

  • I feel that past events affect how I cope with life today.  

  • I need to talk to someone but I don’t know where to turn.  


In my experience, talking about your concerns with someone trained to hear them, and respond to them, in a particular way, can be very helpful. There is no magical cure and it won’t change a painful past, but I am confident that it can ease the way, and even encourage further positive psychological change.

People seek help and come to counselling for a wide range of difficulties; 


  • Feeling low for no apparent reason

  • Having anxiety disorder or having anxiety attacks

  • Depression

  • Dealing with shame

  • Bereavement 

  • Family difficulties

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Dealing with loss of job or end of relationship

  • Self-harming

  • Lack of confidence 

  • Low self-esteem

  • Eating disorders

  • Suicidal thoughts

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