How Can Talking Therapy Help Me?

Here at Bourton Mill, our trusted accredited counsellors provide our clients with support as and when you need it. It may be that you have experienced a trauma that is affecting your emotions, or maybe you feel anxious and depressed and don’t know why… Whatever you are going though counselling can help in more ways than you might expect. 

As much as speaking to friends and family is a positive thing, there are often barriers to what you feel able to share. Seeking the help of a counsellor gives you the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings in a confidential and secure environment with an impartial person who is dedicated to listening to you and helping you work through any problems. 

Speaking to a counsellor helps you to voice your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to speak freely without fear of judgement. It can help you with:

  • Bereavement or loss
  • Work related stress
  • Breakdown of a relationship 
  • Feelings of depression or sadness, helping you to develop a more positive mindset
  • Feelings of anxiety and worry
  • Understanding your emotions and coping with issues
  • Feeling more confident
  • Gaining self awareness
  • Being able to see things from a different point of view
  • Low self-confidence

Counselling does involve opening up about potentially difficult feelings, but as you start to work through them the change can be immense. Your counsellor is not there to pass judgement, and they won’t tell you what to do, but instead help you to identify ways to find coping mechanisms or solutions to your problems. 

By undertaking counselling sessions, you will gain insight into your innermost thoughts and feelings and be able to make sense of them, developing an understanding of why you feel how you do. Counselling can also help you recognise and address irrational thoughts, allowing you to change your mindset and make positive changes, as well as equip you with skills for moving forward.

We have all experienced challenging times at some point in our lives. Life doesn’t always go to plan and if you are feeling overwhelmed, or just need to talk, you are certainly not alone. If you’re looking for a counsellor, Talking Therapy is available at Bourton Mill as part of our Hybrid 360 services, and our counsellors all have a wealth of experience in helping our clients achieve better mental health. To find out more about each of them, please visit our website: