Sometimes life can become difficult to cope with emotionally. We may be aware of a specific event that has triggered this such as a bereavement, health issues, relationships, a change in our family, work or financial circumstances. We may be the victim of bullying or have experienced trauma such as being involved in an accident or being the victim of abuse.
It may be we have no idea why we feel the way we do - we just know that we are struggling and want to feel differently. Sometimes this can be despite many positive things that are happening in our lives.
Perhaps the things we once turned to in order to help us cope are no longer working and instead are now contributing to our emotional decline, for example food, alcohol, gambling or engaging in behaviour that puts us at risk.
Counselling can provide us with the tools we need to handle our emotions so they do not continue to overwhelm us . It can help us to gain a better understanding of ourselves and help us to make sense of how we are feeling, enabling us to make the sustainable, positive change we need to move forward.