Counselling is a process in which you meet with a trained therapist to discuss personal problems and difficulties with your mental health in a non-judgemental, safe setting.
If you have considered counselling in Newcastle, but are unsure of whether it is right for you, we discuss below how it can help.
While there is no objectively ‘right time’ to seek counselling, there are times in which you might benefit from the guidance of a trained professional.
Here are some examples of when counselling might help:
To Build Self-Esteem After a Break-Up
The break-up of a relationship can dent a person’s self esteem for a number of reasons and self-esteem counselling can be helpful to get your confidence back.
Contrary to popular belief, the length of time spent within the relationship is not necessarily as related to how emotionally invested the person is in a relationship. Therefore, even short-term relationships can affect our self-esteem following a breakup.
Further to this, complications such as divorce can be particularly difficult to deal with as there may be the added stress of financial and legal matters to handle as you grieve the end of a relationship, again affecting your confidence.
The counselling Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling’s team of psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists offer can help you rebuild self-esteem and confidence following breakup, or even to help in your current relationships.
Many people in the UK struggle to feel comfortable talking about their feelings, so the chance to open up to an self-esteem counsellor provides invaluable support.
To Help Cope with Health Changes
Our health is the most important and valued thing in our life, yet even just through age alone, we can develop difficulties and problems no matter how healthy we try to be.
If you have recently received a diagnosis of an illness, are suffering from health problems, or have decided it’s time to seek help with psychologically managing your pain, there are several approaches that can help.
Therapies and approaches such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for pain and illness can help you come to terms with difficulties going on in your life, particularly if it is likely to be a longer term health problem.
Similarly, approaches such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) for pain can help challenge negative thinking and help you engage with goals again. Other therapies, such as CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) can help reduce self-criticism and activate more soothing self-talk to help you manage your difficulties in a more compassionate way.
Our mental health and physical health are strongly linked and reaching out for help can provide a holistic solution to your physical health problems.
Overcome Sleep Problems
Sleep is often ignored or not thought about however considering we spend a third of our lives asleep, it’s important to recognise the role of this in our mental health.
Though many people experience sleep problems, it is often minimised though it’s effects can impact our day to day function at home, at work, and in our hobbies.
Dr Stuart Sadler (Lead Clinical Psychologist & Sleep Therapist) is one of the few UK based specially trained therapists able to offer approaches CBT for insomnia and ACT approaches to sleep to help people overcome insomnia, nightmares, or difficulties with waking during the night.
Many find that once they have improved their sleep, there is also a wider positive impact on other areas of their life, such as their mood, memory, and ability to manage stress.
Contact us About Counselling in Newcastle
At present, counselling is now more commonplace and mental health is being discussed more than ever in relation to the stresses that modern life can bring.
If you want to discuss the possibility of seeing one of our counsellors, psychologists or psychotherapists for counselling in Newcastle (or online counselling) get in touch with us at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling.
Fill in the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist