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Why people come to counselling?

To get help making sense of experiences in their lives that are increasingly causing discomfort on a day to day basis.  The sorts of difficulties commonly experienced are:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loss of motivation at work and at home
  • Loss and grief issues
  • Experiencing oneself as behaving in ways which don’t make sense such as overreacting to little things
  • Feeling disconnected from others
  • Decreased interest in activities which were previously enjoyed
  • A general feeling of not being oneself
  • Recurring troubling thoughts and feelings
  • A sense of purposelessness
  • Ongoing sadness not related to specific loss situation
  • A feeling that 'where I am in my life is not how I thought it would be'
  • Increased use of avoidance and procrastination at work
  • Increased use of alcohol and other forms of self-medication
  • Unwelcome changes in normal patterns such as sleeping, eating and exercising
  • Unexplained physical issues such as continual tiredness and headaches
  • General sense of not having much fun and laughter