Which issues and concerns can Counselling help with?

There are so many difficult life problems which counselling can help with.  These range from coping with traumatic experiences to dealing with anxiety and depression or exploring harmful emotions and behaviours.
Below are just a few examples of what issues have been brought to counselling:


Abuse can take many forms, including emotional, physical or sexual.  Abuse is when the way others treat you becomes harmful to you.  Counselling can help you to address how this has made you feel and work through your feelings so you can begin to feel better about yourself.  


Anxiety is a normal feeling we all experience from time to time, it’s a sense of unease, worry and fear.  For some, this feeling is very strong or may last for a long time, making it overwhelming.  If anxiety is affecting your day-to-day life, you may benefit from counselling.


Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss.  There is no standard time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during bereavement.  It is normal to feel angry, sad or lonely when a loved one dies or leaves.  Even the loss of a pet can have a major psychological effect.  

Emotional Distress

Sometimes, simply talking to someone who can help you put your thoughts and feelings into perspective can be hugely beneficial.  Counselling can help you explore personal difficulties and talk openly about aspects of your life in a way which may not be possible with family and friends.


Relationships can bring us a great deal of happiness and fulfilment.  Sometimes relationships break down which can leave people feeling lonely, disappointed and unsure of what to do. Couples counselling can help you explore your needs and what you want from your relationship. 


Self-harm can be a way of coping with distress, painful and difficult feelings.  Counselling may help you discover and deal with the feelings which are causing you to self-harm.


If you are confused about your sexuality or finding that coming to terms with your sexuality is causing you anxiety and heartache, counselling can give you a safe space to talk about your thoughts and feelings openly.