Is it for me?-Sonia Dixon - Individual and Relationship Counselling

How do I know if Counselling will help me?


Well I guess you really don't know until you try it!  However I think that you have to feel that you are ready to engage in counselling, no-one can 'make' another person have counselling, it just doesn't work. 

It can be thought that counselling is only for those people who have reached 'crisis point' in their lives, but it can also be helpful in stopping people from getting to that 'crisis point' in the first place!

People come to counselling will all kinds of different problems and issues.  It could be that there is something that has happened in the past that you feel you have not dealt with and might be getting in the way of your everyday life or you could be experiencing some difficult feelings that you just don't know what to do with.

Counselling can enable you to have greater insight into how you behave and interact with others, and how you deal with your emotions.  It can help you to understand yourself more fully and gives you the opportunity to change how you are or how you feel.

SignpostSome of issues that people bring to counselling are:

Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Childhood Experiences, Confidence, Coping in a Crisis, Coping with Feelings, Crime, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Difficult Feelings, Family Issues, Fear, Gender Identity, Identity, Illness, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Issues, Life Changes, Low Self-Esteem, Coping with Loss, Mental Health Issues, Parental Difficulties, Personal Development, Relationship Breakup, Relationship Difficulties, Self-Awareness, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse/Assault/Violence, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Violence, Work Issues any many more.....

If you are not sure if counselling can help with whatever you are going through, then an introductory session gives you the opportunity to check this out with me and ask any questions that you might have.