Living with anxiety and depression is an everyday struggle. You may be suffering with your own mental health, or know someone who is. Supporting someone with ill mental health can be as hard as dealing with the illness yourself. You feel helpless.
You don't have to be diagnosed with suffering from depression, anxiety or any mental health issue to access counselling.
Counselling is prevention – it should be before you find that you are on your knees, before your relationships break down and before you begin to get sick. Counselling should not really be a last resort; it should be the first port of call. Counselling is the ultimate self-care.
My name is Janine McCorry
, and I'm a therapeutic counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I specialise in helping people to recover & move forward from single or multiple trauma, symptoms of PTSD, anxiety & depression.
Making contact with a counsellor can feel like a daunting task. It may be something you've been considering for a long time, and if you have never had counselling before you may not know what to expect. You can contact me
for an informal chat about any issue you are facing, or have read in this article.