Do you often feel suffocated by your thoughts to an extent that you cannot hear your inner voice? Do you suffer from addictive impulses or thoughts? Is anxiety making ordinary living difficult? Are you feeling confused and lonely? Due to our busy lives, it often becomes difficult to find someone non-judgemental to talk to and be heard. |
Counseling is a professional activity involving an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives. Professional counsellors and psychotherapists work within a clearly contracted, principled relationship that enables individuals to obtain assistance in exploring and resolving issues of an interpersonal, intrapsychic, or personal nature.
Counselling Services can assist with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, addictions, grief and loss, work/life balance, stress, sexuality and gender issues. In particular, here at Counselling Online we have had success working with the following:
Lack of Confidence & Self Esteem
Here at Counselling Online we like to work with self-compassion rather than self-esteem. Self-esteem refers to the degree to which we evaluate ourselves positively and is often based on comparisons with others. Self-esteem is derived from our thoughts which often cannot be relied on. We work with acceptance and commitment therapy to show how self-compassion is far more important that self-esteem and is based on offering ourselves warmth and unconditional acceptance. We show clients how, by practicing self-compassion they become less focused on esteem and more focused on leading a value based life which is full and rewarding.
Anxiety is one of the most common problems faced by people today, especially due to our hectic lives, job pressure, relationship issues and future concerns. Here at Counselling Online we work with acceptance and commitment therapy where we show clients how to observe and sense anxious thoughts without judgement. We show clients how to use compassion and gentleness when confronted with anxiety, fear, panic and other sensations that may cause discomfort. We also show a value driven life can lead you down a path to a rich, full and meaningful life.
Are you confused about your sexuality? We show discuss with clients how stigma has impacted their lives and how by trying to avoid their inner voices this has heighted their discomfort. We work with clients impacted by negative feelings and feelings of stigma around gender of sexuality to show how self-compassion, acceptance and mindfulness lessens the power of negative thoughts and self-stigma. We then show how leading a value driven life can lead to a path of creating a rich, full and rewarding life.
Addictions can be very powerful such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, porn or sex. Many people try in vain to control or avoid the persistent thoughts or internal instructions telling them to gamble, drink, watch porn etc. We show clients how accept and experience negative thoughts and practice diffusion techniques whereby they lose their power over time.
Matthew Reynolds is a director and professional counsellor at Counselling Services Online Here, he writes about the several kinds of issues that have been successfully explored through Online Counselling.
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