I always discuss with my clients during our initial session and our contracting that counselling can make you feel worse before you feel better.
It appears I am not the only person who has noticed this.
It is not unusual that talking about the hard times, the difficult memories and the painful emotions will make us feel worse. It is hoped that by unpacking the overflowing closet of our memories, throwing away if we can things we don’t need, reorganising the things we want or need to keep, figuring out how to feel differently about things and storing them away neatly and under our control will help us feel better in our day to day lives.
A little bit like panning for gold, you have to work hard and make a lot of mess but what you are left with at the end is a beautiful thing.
If you’d like some face to face counselling in the Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme or Staffordshire area please do contact Wright Minds on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07598810304