Feelings such as anger, anxiety, envy and rage can be hard to bear. They are nevertheless part of being human. A counsellor or psychotherapist will help you to contain these feelings and to understand them.
Anxiety helps us to avoid danger but it can get in the way of healthy functioning in the world. Counselling can be very effective in containing anxious feelings.
Counselling as well as psychotherapy can help you to understand your anger and to use it effectively. Envy can hinder us to build meaningful relationships in the here and now - and make us generally unhappy. Jealous feelings need to be understood and acknowledged.
In our world today we are often expected to function well at all times. But at times of bereavement it is quite normal not to feel well. A weekly counselling session can offer the space you need to explore all your difficult feelings of bereavement.
The death of a loved one is not the only event that can leave us feeling bereft: losing a job, moving house, ending a significant relationship are also situations of loss and bereavement. A counsellor will listen attentively and accompany you on your journey.
Depression is often a way of coping with overwhelming experiences. The body shuts down.
In the safety of a therapy session you can allow yourself to experience difficult feelings at your own pace (bit by bit).
Living and working in a foreign country can be an enriching as well as an incredibly difficult experience. It is not easy to build a life in a culture different to your own. Having gone through the experience myself I do understand some of the difficulties that can arise even though everybody's experience is unique.
As human beings we are wired to live in relationships. We all need relationships to live and to thrive. During the first years of our lives we cannot survive without good caregiving relationships. More often than not we also get hurt in those early years and these early experiences can prevent us from building good relationships in the here and now. Therapy is an opportunity to learn new ways of relating to other people.
Life can be very stressful at times. It takes time to adjust to a major change in life.
Counselling can help to contain feelings of anxiety and work through difficult experiences of (perceived) failure. Parenting or work pressures can be situations where it can be very helpful to talk to someone who is not part of the problem.