We all experience times of worry, during which feelings of anxiety may occur. This can often feel manageable; we are able to understand where these feelings are coming from and consequently work through them. Sometimes however these feelings of anxiety are harder to manage and we can feel out of control. At these times the feelings of anxiety can take over our lives and we can struggle through our day to day. As soon as one anxious thought feels resolved, another thought arises about another issue and we are soon in a relentless cycle of anxiety.
Talking therapies can help get these feelings under control. Counselling provides the space in which individuals can talk to someone about all the worries and feelings associated with their anxiety, and the impact this has on their lives. Therapists will provide a safe space to give individuals time to talk, cry, shout or think. It is an opportunity to explore problems in a different way with someone who will respect the individual and their opinions.
Counselling assists people to become more self-aware. It will not magic problems away, but in increasing individual’s self-awareness, it can provide them with the necessary tools to look at their problems in a different way. Someone who is worried and anxious about a specific problem may find that counselling doesn’t make the problem disappear but they are able to look at this from an alternative perspective. This is often the key to implementing positive changes on managing their difficulties and getting them back on a path where they are self-managing and in control.