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The counselling experience isn’t just for difficulties or anxieties thrown up by the Covid pandemic.

  • 1 in 4 people will experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem.
  • 615 million people suffer from anxiety or depression.

It’s not as uncommon as you think.

Whether you are experiencing or living with a mental health problem or know someone who is, one way of managing the effects of mental ill health is talking about it. We all experience stressful times in our lives and struggle to cope or just want someone to listen, someone who will help us work through those things that are causing us stress and anxiety.

Each person’s counselling experience will be different and tailored to individual needs. It may last a few weeks, a few months or even a few years but each session allows the client to explore their thoughts and feelings, positive or negative without judgement, condemnation or rejection.  Gradually we gain more clarity and understanding and helping us to unburden ourselves brings more confidence and calm to our lives.

There are different types of counselling therapies and counsellors work with clients to decide which is likely to be most beneficial. There are also many counselling services available so choosing is often, in itself, stressful. Most will offer an assessment session, giving space to understand what to expect; to decide if the client/counsellor relationship can work; any costs involved; frequency of sessions and whether these are time limited. (Some organisations will offer six sessions and review.)

It may feel like a daunting process but remember the first step of any journey is usually the hardest.

StEP counselling service provides a safe space to talk through issues, especially those exacerbated by lockdown, in a confidential person centred way that is relevant to you.

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Remember, you are not alone.

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