Other Issues where Counselling and Psychotherapy can help
Body Image: Counselling can offer support if you have developed a negative relationship with your body. Media pressure can influence an individual to believe that the only way to gain approval or acceptance is to achieve the “perfect” weight or shape. The aim of counselling is to help foster an appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value, regardless of appearance, weight or size.
Depression: Depression has the capacity to impact on each and every aspect of a person’s life. Counselling can give you the opportunity to identify what contributes to low mood and negative thoughts. Exploring the underlying causes of depression and identifying ways to develop positive changes will help to reconnect with your hopes for the future
Low-Self Esteem: Low self-esteem affects how we relate to others, how we manage to get our needs met and has a major influence on our self -image. Counselling helps to identify areas that you would like to change in order to improve self-esteem. It also helps to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to low self -esteem.
Relationship Difficulties: Relationships can become unhealthy and destructive, impacting greatly on other areas of our lives. Counselling can help to communicate and negotiate conflict more effectively and look at ways that past conflicts may be affecting current relationships.
Stress: Intense stress levels can impact on our relationships, work performance and lead to panic attacks or depression. Counselling can help to identify what is causing the stress and develop coping strategies to help you manage difficult situations more effectively. It can also support you to build techniques and tools to help manage any future stress.
Suicide: Counselling can help if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts. It will support you to address how you can create preventative factors to reduce the risk of suicide and lessen the desire to self-harm in the future. Counselling can also help if you have been bereaved by suicide.
Work Related Issues: Workplace pressures and interpersonal relationships with colleagues or bosses can cause great difficulties that can spill over to our personal lives. Counselling can help to explore and work through these challenges, thus improving coping skills for the future.