I went to counselling after my family discovered I had been cutting myself regularly. My arms were a mess, but I couldn't stop doing it whenever I felt really frightened or angry or sad. I didn't understand why I was doing it to myself.
Before I started cutting I would often cry uncontrollably. But people started to get angry accusing me of attention seeking, so I started secretly cutting instead. I couldn't explain to anybody what it was that was making me feel so lost. When I first met my counsellor I was really alone and down.
It felt quite easy talking to my counsellor, even talking about some very personal family issues which were affecting me.
I can quite honestly put my hand on my heart and say that that relationship has changed my life more than I ever thought was possible.
Our trained counsellors can provide a confidential service
The Next Generation Counsellor holds an approved qualification in Humanistic Counselling and is registered with the British Association Counselling Psychotherapy, with an understanding of counselling disciplines and ethics. Skills include an understanding of people’s issues/emotional health needs, effective communication and listening, interpersonal, confidentiality, empathy and respect for individuals. The service and Counsellor will also be supported by a Clinical Supervisor who ensures the client and counsellors relationship is effective, guidelines are adhered to and that the counsellor is aware of and identifying the continuously changing complex needs of the client groups.
What to do next
If you or someone you care about, feels isolated with the difficulties they are experiencing, are vulnerable or need help to make those important positive changes in life, Next Generation can provide you with counselling support. Our therapeutic services take place in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
To enquire or book sessions contact: 01455 632984 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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