The Independent talks about a significant increase in people accessing
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"I don't think it's that more of us are unhappy. I just think it shows that the stigma attached to counselling has dramatically diminished," says BACP governor, Dr Andrew Reeves.
The British Association for Counselling Practitioners (BACP) Ethical Framework states that a
You're often your own worst critic, this type of
The counsellor will help you identify thoughts and feelings, but you decide if you want to explore or not. You can say I’d rather not talk about that at the moment.
You decide the pace, after all it’s your journey.
This strategy doesn’t work, when you suppress feelings they get stored in the body.
Over time our bodies start to manifest the effects of suppressed feelings with things like anxiety, depression or other physical illness.
When we process these thoughts and feelings they can be released.
Maybe you’ve always coped in the past but are struggling at the moment. You’re the one who usually supports everyone else.
The truth is nobody is invincible and we all need a little help every now and then.
According to The Aviva Health of the Nation Index (2013), in 2012 a total of 202 GPs reported that 84% of their appointments were attributed to issues with stress and anxiety, with 55% reporting mental health issues.