How Counselling can help improve quality of life
There are many advantages to undergoing counselling if you are experiencing problems with depression, anxiety or behaviours that you wish to change. Talking therapies have becoming incredibly popular over recent years and many people are benefitting from counselling instead of and alongside medication designed to improve mental health. Talking therapies are also called talking treatments and psychological therapies and they have been of benefit to people from all walks of life, of various ages. Many people find counselling more effective than taking medication.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has become one of the most common types of counselling over recent years. CBT is designed to give you a better understanding of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. One reason that people opt for counselling from professionals is that their friends and family members are too personally involved in their situation. They may also decide that well-meaning people close to them simply don’t have the skills, training and expertise needed to help their emotional situation.
A non-judgemental approach
In counselling, you can expect your therapist to listen without judging you. Whilst counselling won’t always make your problems disappear, it can make it much easier to cope with them and boost your happiness levels considerably. Counselling can also support people with addiction problems, phobias and eating disorders. Many people opt for the services of counsellors after going through tough life events including bereavements or physical illness. Financial problems may cause you to seek help as can low self-esteem and infertility, to give just a few more examples.
Illnesses and bereavement
Physical health problems can have a big impact on our mental health, which is why so many people who have faced challenges with heart diseases, cancer, strokes and more have sought counselling. There has been a great deal of talk in the media about the mental health challenges faced by older people in recent years. Bereavement and loneliness can be big problems for people in later life, and counselling that addresses these issues can be of great value.
Painful past events
Counselling can also help people dealing with painful memories move forward with their lives. Many people who have suffered from sexual, physical and verbal abuse have turned to counsellors to help them improve their state of minds and work their way through past events. Military veterans who have undergone painful experiences at war and suffered from conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have been enabled to overcome emotional challenges with the help of counsellors.
A significant number of couples have undergone counselling together after experiencing relationship problems. In fact, counselling has helped many couples to save their relationships and reconnect with each other in a positive, more prosperous manner. Family therapies can be remarkably beneficial, and many children have received valuable support in counselling sessions.
At 4TherapyUK, we can assist you and provide counselling if you are going through a tough time and think therapy could be right for you. All of our counsellors are fully-qualified and offer a non-judgemental approach. Call 07542 269088 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.