Are you tired of putting on a brave face?
Do you want to feel less anxious and happier with your life?
Do you want to develop different ways of coping?
Have you been struggling in silence?
In a society that tells women they can “have it all,” we often feel we need to “do it all.”
So, we run ourselves ragged, trying to juggle work, children, our relationships, parents, housework, as well as trying to look good and fit in some sort of social life. And when we don’t achieve all these to “perfection”, we can end up feeling inadequate, as if we have somehow failed. And because we feel ashamed to admit that we are struggling, we put on a brave face and become experts at masking our struggles.
However, bottling everything up for too long, can seriously impact your emotional and physical health, as well as your relationships.
You may find that you feel emotionally and physically exhausted, stressed out, overthinking everything, snapping at everyone or that you keep bursting into tears. You may also have adopted unhealthy coping strategies such as excessive drinking, overspending or emotional eating.
Therefore, continuing to exist in “survival mode,” can actually lead to more problems in the long run.
How I can help you?
This is where, as a therapist, I can help you.
By taking out 50 minutes a week of your time, together we can start to look at different ways of coping and work towards achieving a calmer and happier life.
So, whether you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, loss, depression, low self-esteem or relationship issues, counselling can help.
Now you may be thinking that you don’t have the time, money or that it feels a bit self-indulgent. But here’s the thing…counselling not only enables you to make changes within yourself, it also impacts those around you.
Therefore, it can be an invaluable investment that can have huge long-term benefits. And as someone who has experienced counselling, I can honestly say that it changed my life.
Find out more on my About me page.
What are some of the benefits of counselling?
Counselling can give you the opportunity to stop and think about your needs and to start valuing yourself. It can help you to feel more confident and more resilient to manage your difficulties. This in turn can impact various aspects of your life, including your relationships.
Therefore, the best thing you can do to take care of others, is actually to take care of yourself first. As the saying goes, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
To find out more click here.
What to do next?
If you have decided to try counselling, and not experienced it before, you may be feeling a bit anxious and not sure what it involves. To help you feel more prepared and less nervous, click here for details of what to do next and what to expect from the first session.
If you are in crisis
If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help:
- Call 999 or go to any Accident & Emergency (A&E)
- Contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
- Contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment
- Get advice from NHS 111
My name is Nabeelah Khan-Cheema and I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist. However, before I became a therapist I worked as an Orthoptist (eyes) in the NHS, for over 30 years. So, how did I get from Orthoptics to a career in counselling? Read More…