Reasons to have counselling – there can be so many. But a conversation recently struck me, after talking with some friends. That many people don’t think of it as something you do unless you’ve ‘reached the end of your tether’. And I thought this was quite sad. Like many people, you may not have considered counselling as an option until you were really struggling, or a major event affected your life, or perhaps someone suggested it to you.

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For this reason, I wanted to write something a little bit different today, that could be shared. There are many reasons to have counselling. If you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s or beyond and juggling demanding careers, raising families, having a social life and maintaining your own wellbeing can be challenging! Really challenging! Maintaining healthy personal boundaries can be tough. People often find themselves in relationships that aren’t particularly satisfying, and some that chip away at their self-esteem.

So here are seven reasons why seeking counselling before these situations reach a crisis point can be invaluable:

  1. Proactively Looking After Yourself: Prioritising yourself and some self-care to nurture your well-being before it is compromised or goes downhill – it’s an investment. Looking after your emotional health is essential as a long-term strategy.
  2. Boundary Reinforcement: Counselling helps to reinforce personal boundaries, allowing you to define and protect your emotional space. It helps to get clear on what’s important to you at different stages of life. By establishing healthy boundaries early on, you can prevent relationships or jobs from encroaching on your self-esteem.
  3. Empowered choices: Having counselling can empower you to make more conscious choices that align with your values and goals. With support, you can assertively navigate your personal and professional life with confidence.
  4. Self-Discovery: Through counselling, you go on a journey of self-discovery, gaining insight into your needs, desires and limits! This self-awareness is crucial for recognising red flags in relationships and asserting your worth.
  5. Building resilience: Therapy can equip you with resilience-building tools to weather relationship challenges without compromising your self-esteem. Strengthening your emotional resilience ensures you can bounce back from setbacks and feel able to thrive in all aspects of life.
  6. Break Patterns: By exploring past relationship patterns with a counsellor, you can break free from cycles that undermine your self-esteem and future happiness. Understanding and challenging these patterns empowers you to cultivate healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
  7. Self-Empowerment: Ultimately, counselling is an act of self-empowerment. It’s about you reclaiming control over your emotional well-being and steering your life towards greater fulfilment and happiness, both personally and professionally.

In essence, whatever your reasons to have counselling, seeking it out before reaching a crisis point is a proactive step towards reclaiming your power, setting healthy boundaries, and fostering relationships that uplift – rather than diminish your self-esteem. What will you talk about in sessions?

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