Friends and family have their limitations.
We all use family and friends for support. However, there are times when you might feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to discuss certain issues with them, or you might feel like they see things differently from the way you do or they might be part of the problem that you are having.
Relationships need work, they are important to all of us.
We all seek to have happy fulfilling relationships with the people in our lives. At times you may develop concerns about parts of your relationships and are worried about how things are going. Sometimes you just want to make things better and strengthen the ties you share with people.
From time to time we don’t feel like life is plain sailing.
We all experience the ups and downs of life. Addressing a difficult problem or a painful emotion can be hard work on your own.
Recurring issues or problems perplex us.
We have all said “why do I keep doing this?” Often important issues can stump us and they remain unresolved. We find ourselves repeating behaviours that make us unhappy.
We need to develop particular skills.
Life presents many challenges and we constantly have to adapt. This can be difficult to do on your own. Personal development ensures you have the skills to meet these challenges.
We can’t see the forest for the trees.
Sometimes the more and more we stare at something the less and less we see and understand; it all becomes blurred and confusing. When you struggle with it on your own, you rely solely on your own perspective and problem solving with all its associated blind spots. With counselling the therapist is there solely for you, it is your time and it is focused on your problems.
We need to understand ourselves better.
The expression “the tip of the iceberg” applies to large parts of ourselves that are often hidden and we can be unaware of the impact that they have on our lives. People make positive progress, as we understand ourselves better.