Catherine McCloskey - Counselling & Psychotherapy
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In a world dominated by speed, increasing competition for fewer resources, and conflicting pressures to balance different roles and relationships, it is hardly surprising many people feel emotionally overloaded and less able to cope.

Emotional distress can take many forms:

  • Painful feelings (such as anxiety, a sense of inadequacy, anger, confusion, sadness)
  • Creative blocks or a sense of feeling stuck
  • Difficulties relating to others 
  • Destructive behaviour patterns (such as eating difficulties, addictions, self harm)

Whatever form it takes, emotional pain can be intense, particularly during periods of transition when you are at your most vulnerable, or it might feel more like a dull ache, a sense that something is preventing you from getting the most out of life or reaching your goals.  And like physical pain it should be seen as a warning sign that all is not well.

Of course, it is not always easy to acknowledge you are struggling, particularly if your livelihood or sense of identity depends on appearing strong and in control.  Even if you want to talk, you might be uncomfortable about sharing aspects of your personal life with friends, family or colleagues, or feel they are unable to understand.  Emotional difficulties can be very isolating.  But unless you pay heed and seek help they can cause untold damage.

Finding space for yourself might seem like a luxury when time is often in such short supply, but regular, weekly sessions with a qualified professional in a confidential and tranquil setting  can make a significant difference to your emotional wellbeing.  Counselling can help you gain a deeper understanding of your difficulties and how they have arisen, a greater sense of personal choice and efficacy, and an enhanced capacity to relate to yourself and others.

Tel: 07584 135 380


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