There is a common misconception that counseling services are only for people who suffer from serious mental illness. While counselors do work alongside people with depression and anxiety issues, they also provide a valuable service for anyone who is suffering silently from any number of common life problems, or from a lack of self-esteem in any number of areas.
Here are 6 frequently asked questions that our counselors help people to resolve:
1. How Do I Fix My Relationship?
Relationships and marriage can become a strain for the individuals involved, and many people come to relationship counseling looking for answers. The first thing we would encourage you to think about, is whether you are in an abusive relationship; either physically, or mentally and emotionally. If you are suffering at the hands of your partner, then we will help you to find the strength to walk away.
Often, if the relationship is not abusive, the problems can be solved by delving to their route, and by communicating honestly and openly with your partner. Contact our relationship counselors today for help and advice.
2. Why Do I Feel Down All Of The Time?
Moods come and go, but if you feel down for a long time, then counseling will probably do you a world of good. A low self esteem can often be the root of this feeling, and this can come from any number of early or recent experiences. Counselors will help you to explore your feelings, and to make any changes that you need to make. By offering various psychological techniques, we can help you to regain control of your mind, and help you to love yourself.
3. What Changes Do I Need To Make To Be Happy?
If people feel sad, then it is only natural that they want to know how to be happy again, and that is one of the fundamental roles of a counselor. A counselor aims to empower you to live the life that you want to live, from the perspective that you want too. Often small changes to lifestyle, along with increased awareness of thinking and behavior, can cause huge changes that open you up to a more happy life.
4. Will My Family Ever Get Along?
Family issues are very common, and are regular dealt with both within an individual counseling setting, and within a group family therapy setting too. We cannot tell you for sure whether your family will get along, but we work with you to explore the feelings that you have, which are often deep rooted. In a group setting, we encourage honest and open communication flow between all family members. More effective communication is often the start of a solution. Contact out family counselors now to get help.
5. How Do I Overcome My Addiction?
Counselors are expertly trained to help you to overcome your addictions, whether it be drugs, alcohol, eating, or smoking. More serious addictions are the calling of rehabilitation centers, but counselors can work with you to understand the chemical nature of the addiction, the habit that has formed behind it, and the behaviors that run alongside it. We encourage an approach to addiction that works on every level, to tackle thought and behavior. Most addictions are an attempt to fill a hole. We encourage you to find the strength to give up your addictions, and to find more healthy outlets.
6. Am I Making The Right Life Choices?
No one can tell you outright whether you are making the right choices. Career counselors can help you by ensuring that you have all of the information that you need to make an informed choice yourself, and can also inform you of the consequences of your choice. They will never tell you what to do, or how to live your life, nor will they try to make choices for you.
If you have any more questions that you want to ask, or you need help with any of the issues described here, OyeHelp Psychologist counselors are here to help you out.