...You have done a great job hiding the way you are feeling. But family, friends and colleagues have spotted the tell-tale signs - you are irritable, moody and more forgetful.
Your sleeping habits have changed (too much OR too little). Your appetite has changed ... you no longer enjoy food or you are over-eating. The odd “under the duvet” morning is happening too often, when the sense of dread & fear become unbearable.
These are a few of the EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL signs of stress, anxiety & depression. Is it really worth hiding what's happening when your emotional, physical & spiritual well-being are at stake?
“If you’ve ever had a dodgy laptop or mobile phone, your MIND might be feeling like this, but you don't know how to fix it. Best to find the courage and take the next step. There's no need to lose your health, relationships, credibilityOR professional reputation.
Person-centred counselling is a special way of being with you, where I support you emotionally to get through and beyond a distressing life event …to experience some calm & resolution.
As the number of weekly sessions develop you feel more confident about revealing difficult information about your life history, your family, and the current life event. This professional relationship helps you to reset your emotional compass because you gain clarity, direction and ideas on how to solve the problem.
It is the kind of ‘special’ listening that does happen naturally between people, and I am sure you have met someone who has helped you to feel ‘heard’, and who has ‘validated’ that it is OK to feel the way you do. Their concern and interest is genuine, and you sense this via their voice, body language, and via an internal instinct. A good counsellor will provide a space where to provide a space where growth can occur (mentally & spiritually), and problems can be resolved.
I believe in your ability to solve your problems, and that you are the “best” authority about all things ‘you’! By using questioning techniques that dig deeper into issues, you can solve professional and personal issues e.g. excelling in the workplace, achieving greater happiness and contentment in personal relationships, and gain a deeper understanding about your ambitions and dreams.
We interpret everything that happens to us, because humans need to make sense of events. But when the positive thoughts & interpretations start to fall and the negative ones rise, then you experience higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
Minimum of 4 sessions normally required.