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!
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.
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 can relate to any of the feelings / emotions mentioned in the article then talking to somebody who is non-judgemental and will listen may help…
If you’re suffering with stress or wonder if you are, then please read the following to get some great advice.
Feeling guilty for not doing stuff, for stopping, for wanting some quiet, for not wanting to be sociable… don’t! We all need some time to switch off, recharge, destress… allow yourself to stop!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or struggling with the trials & tribulations of life then counselling might help. It provides that safe, non-judgemental & comforting environment for you to talk. Talking can help!
If you suffer with anxiety and need somebody to talk to then please contact Headway Counselling