How’s Your Emotional Health?
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What Is Emotional Well-Being?
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How Counselling can help:
Counselling helps you explore and manage your emotions, thoughts and behaviour. It can help you plan and set goals and improve your relationships.
Counselling assists you to address challenges in your life, get to know yourself better and to develop new ways of thinking and living.
Counselling helps with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life changes and stress, relationships with family, friends and work colleagues, trauma, abuse and bullying, domestic and sexual violence.
It works best when you’re ready to participate and when you and your counsellor are clear and realistic about your therapy goals.
It can feel a little uncomfortable at first while you’re getting to know your counsellor.
However, most people say they feel relieved to have started the process and to be able to talk freely with someone neutral and non-judgemental.
Talk to a counsellor in your area about what you want to achieve.
Why an Emotional Check-up/WOF is important:
A check-up/WOF is useful:
- In the same way as you go to a mechanic for your car or a GP for your health. You go to a counsellor for your emotional health – think of it as panel-beating for your thinking and emotions.
- When there are issues interrupting your ability to work or relate to others as you want to.
- If there are things happening in your life or with your mood that are causing you or your loved ones discomfort, worry or conflict.
- If you’ve tried a few things and you’re not getting the results you hoped for.
- Because it is a confidential, non-judgemental service so there is no need to worry that you might be burdening a friend. You can be as up front as you need to be.
- You might want to see your GP first and then get a referral to a counsellor.
A check-up/WOF is not:
- A psychiatric diagnosis.
- You won’t be given medication by a counsellor. However, they might suggest you talk to your GP about that. Research tells us that talking therapies are as effective as medicines in a lot of cases or in addition to meds.
- It doesn’t mean that there is something seriously wrong with you but just that you need to tweak some stuff in your life.
- It’s not about passing or failing a test but about figuring out what you want to be different in your life and working out a plan to achieve it.
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