When Are You Most Likely To Need Counselling?

When Are You Most Likely To Need Counselling?

by Dr Emma Gray - 25th June, 2012

“The only thing in life that is constant is change” and change is a necessary part of our development as individuals. However change involves swapping what is familiar with what is not. This can be very unsettling and if we lack confidence in ourselves, the people around us or feel that the world is fundamentally unsafe than we may be ill equipped to deal with the transitions that life often demands that we make. It is at these times that our Achilles heel (whatever that may be) is most likely to become exposed and hinder our path through the transition. It is therefore at these times that we are most likely to need some kind of counselling to equip us with the skills necessary for us to move through to the next phase of our lives. The following life changes or transitions will be encountered by most of us at some point:

 

If you are suffering with any of the issues discussed in this article and would like to seek professional help then you may find our page about how we can help with Life Changes useful.


Dr Emma Gray

Dr Emma Gray

I am often the first person with whom my patients share significant and intimate thoughts and memories; I never take that privileged position for granted nor the opportunity to help someone to feel better about themselves and discover a more fulfilling life. One of my colleague once described me as natural psychologist; I guess she was alluding to the fact that I feel at ease being a therapist, I can empathise with people’s distress and discomfort but don’t feel overwhelmed by it, I can understand their problem and know how to help, it has always just felt like what I should be doing.


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