There are many benefits to working in a therapeutic relationship with a professional counsellor in a group or on an individual basis. It can be a relief to tell someone who is impartial about difficulties you have struggled with on your own. You may have a longstanding concern, be encountering new difficulties, or simply have a sense that something isn’t right.
A counsellor can help to normalise your experience and place it in context, bring objectivity, critical distance, and experience of dealing with problems of all kinds. This often leads to seeing a problem in a new way, and feeling more able to get to grips with it.
Nearly 3 million people in Britain are in ‘distressed’ relationships. 526,000 workers suffer work related stress, depression, anxiety every year. Children in therapy for anxiety has risen 60% in 2 years.