I have been asked this question many times and the answer is always the same, I want to help people who are going through difficult times in their lives. BUT, in reality that is not the complete answer.

Imagine you have a lovely meal in a restaurant, you don’t suddenly decide to become a chef. Likewise, you buy an outfit that makes you look and feel good you don’t decide to become a fashion designer, but often people who have experienced the benefit of positive change in their own life through counselling are motivated to be able to offer the same help to others. This was one of the reasons I became a Counsellor, and it increased my
determination to succeed because I understood that there is no shame in seeking counselling and in fact it can completely turn your life around. This is the reason the Counsellor is often referred to as ‘The Wounded Healer’.

It is a sad fact that Mental Health issues are on the rise but with the extra stresses that the past year has put on society due to both the Coronavirus and the restrictions we have all had to live by during this time it was inevitable that both the physical and mental health of society would suffer. As a result of my positive experience from counselling, and the fact I put so much time and effort into my training and development as a counsellor I have been able to go on and support many people in this past year.

That being said mental health is about being physically, cognitively and emotionally healthy; the way we think; feel and develop relationships and this is where a counsellor can play a huge role in facilitating change. I have helped many people overcome obstacles and emotional challenges, and whilst there are times when they were inevitably faced with challenges the positives far outweigh the negatives, and no two days are ever the same.


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