Counselling and psychotherapy services in Romford, Chelmsford and London

How Counselling and Psychotherapy Can Help

As part and parcel of human existence, there are times in each of our lives when we need emotional support, and this can happen at any age. For example, when we experience a major change or loss, or when there is a dilemma to face or an ongoing situation to cope with, we can experience strong negative emotions that affect the way we view ourselves, our lives and the world in general.

It is fair to say that most of us do not take the time to really reflect on how we are feeling. Instead, in an attempt to carry on as normal, we aim to push the feelings down or aside, instead of airing and processing them. It is then that the negative feelings build up and force their way out in unhealthy ways, affecting us and the people closest to us.

The good news is that as human beings, we are designed to feel emotions so that we know when something is good or bad for us. When we are feeling good we know we are on the right track, and when we are feeling bad we know that something is not quite right and needs to change. So our emotions can be used as a guidance tool or gauge to tell us when it is necessary to make small or large adjustments in our lives. In this way, we can take back some control by seeking help and taking the necessary steps to make positive changes.

Talking to family or friends about what is bothering or worrying us can be helpful, but sometimes it is more beneficial to speak to a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained to help. This is true even if you don’t identify as having a mental health condition, because talking to someone objective about your worries can also help you cope with regular everyday stresses.

At Time to Heal we will provide you with a listening ear, empathy, freedom and a variety of therapeutic techniques to enable you to explore your worries. Within our safe and non-judgemental environment, you can learn to process negative or overwhelming feelings and see things from a new perspective. We will help you to develop your resilience and practice ways to deal with challenging emotions and situations that may arise in the future.

The journey to where you want to be might be a short one, or it might be a long one, but every journey begins with a single step. So, if you want to begin to feel better, take that first step- get in touch and let us support and empower you on your road to personal happiness and fulfilment! Remember; it is your life and so it is within your power to decide how you want to experience it.