Sometimes life just gets us down. Some mornings we wake up on the wrong side of the bed and just feel shit. Sometimes there’s a perfectly understandable reason for this, like a recent break up, or being stuck in a dead-end job that we hate, but sometimes there isn’t. We just feel depressed, demotivated, apathetic, unable to enjoy life – and we don’t know why. Our lives seem to lack meaning, we feel empty, stuck, without any sense at all of anything moving forward. “What’s the f*ing point?”, we ask ourselves.
Am I stuck in a pattern or loop?
Do I find it difficult to ask for help?
Am I running away from something?
Am I willing to really feel my feelings?
Am I able to just sit with my sorrow or resentment?
Am I able to face my own dark side?
Do I pretend that I have it all together?
Do I have deep sadness in me?
Am I willing to work hard to make a real change in myself?
Do I accept ALL aspects of myself?
Am I able to experience life to its fullest?
Counselling gives us a fresh perspective on all these things.
It allows us to see our lives with new eyes: To challenge our beliefs about ourselves. To look at all the things that have shaped us as human beings – all the conditioning that we have received from family, friends, society.
It gives us the space and acceptance to fully allow ourselves.