Seeing a counsellor can benefit anyone struggling socially, emotionally, circumstantially, or with mental health concerns. 


Your reason for coming to therapy is specific to you, and will be met with openness, but particular difficulties might include:

  • Anxiety, or the inability to cope or concentrate.

  • Stress - problems dealing with stress, or difficulty recovering from stressful situations.

  • Confidence - lacking in confidence or suffering from extreme shyness or feelings of inadequacy.

  • Feelings of sadness, depression, or grief.

  • Feelings of emptiness or lack of motivation.

  • Extreme mood swings.

  • Relationship difficulties - whether in making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly making unsatisfying or destructive choices in relationships.

  • Sexual problems - whether questioning your sexual orientation or experiencing sexual problems in relationships.

  • Feelings of discrimination, or constantly feeling undermined.

  • Difficulty coping with the effects of loss - such as bereavement, loss of relationship, or loss of employment.

  • Difficulty coping with the effects of abuse.

  • Struggling with impulsive behaviour that leads to issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, obsessive behaviour or addiction.

Some people don’t find the right therapist first time, but if you have got this far in wanting to look after yourself, it is worth trying again.