Usually you are reading this page because for some reason you feel that you cannot cope or that things cannot stay the same; there needs to be a change.
The situations that bring us to this point of needing to “do something” are generally, but not exclusively:
- The loss of someone you love.
- Cataclysmic trauma such as robbery, loss of home or personal attack.
- Life-threatening illness.
- Experiencing or perpetrating physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
- Being alone and feeling lonely and unhappy.
- The break-up of an intimate relationship.
- The loss of a job and retirement.
- Fearing something you are unable to cope with.
- Coming out.
- A major life event such as a 40th/50th/60th birthday.
- Alcohol or substance abuse that has a hold over you.
Or there might not even be a specific reason. You can’t quite put a finger on it but you know it cannot go on like this.
Whatever the reason you must know that you are not going mad, you are not alone and you must seek help as soon as you can so that you can start a change.
Therapy is about support, clarity and formulating a way forward to achieve what you need and wish for. Even if your reason for accessing therapy is due to someone else’s behaviour we can still work together without them. If you want to work on relationship issues as part of a couple, be assured that Michael and his colleagues are Relate trained.
It’s a big step accessing therapy and it is work but the rewards are phenomenal.