It is often a very big decision to decide to take first steps into counselling or psychotherapy. Approaching someone you don’t know to talk about issues that are deeply private as well as acutely painful, at a time when you might not feel at your most confident.
Seeking help with mental health issues can feel more difficult than for physical health issues – going to A & E if you have broken your leg or making an appointment with the GP to check out a persistent stomach pain. Both are, of course, painful. But if its a mental health issue then it might feel like there is an extra, even more painful dimension involved. Why should this be so?
MIND, the leading mental health charity, believe that there remains much stigma and discrimination around mental health issues which they are campaigning to change.
MIND acknowledges that attitudes towards mental health are changing – see their initiative Time to Change which has had almost 80,000 people pledge to end the stigma of poor mental health.
But they also remind us that while one in four people experience a mental health problem every year, …….
At becounsellinginnorwich.co.uk there is a safe place to talk about what is In your counselling sessions I would aim to provide a confidential, safe environment where you can speak openly and honestly about the circumstances of your life, and anything that concerns you, knowing that you will be accepted for who you are and not be judged in any way.