An interesting article. I see increasing numbers of clients who are struggling to work out who they really are, have low self esteem or increased anxiety because of their childhoods. Talking to a counsellor helps them accept it wasn’t there fault and that often the way they act is learned behaviour!
If you’re struggling to be who you want to be then counselling may help.
This is something I feel strongly about. If you’re a student struggling with adapting to life away from home, the pressure of work or feeling peer pressure then contact me at Headway Counselling. Discounted rates for students with a NUS card.
We all do it; compare ourselves to others, and it can have negative results. Look at who you are, who you want to be and work in that.
Often you don’t recognise that the stress you’re feeling is related to things you can’t control. Speaking to a counsellor will enable you to recognise this & make changes.
Being able to control how you react & feel is when counselling helps.
Being told ‘don’t be silly’, ‘you’re just being daft’ or ‘what have you got to feel down about’ isn’t helpful when dealing with anxiety or low self-esteem. Talking to somebody who can empathise & really listen to your words may help …
If you need help ‘just breathing & letting what will be will be’ then Headway Counselling may be able to help.