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Can you access counselling right now?

Now we are in 2021, the uncertainty continues as we move into further Coronavirus restrictions. If you need help with something in your life right now, you can still receive counselling and psychotherapy.

Therapists are moving more and more to remote working – that is, holding sessions by remote means (Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp etc), making use of the wonderful technology available. In my experience, these methods of working are proving very successful and I, like many therapists in Lancaster, will be providing more remote services in the future.

However, I recognise that many people, for all sorts of reasons, cannot attend counselling by remote means and need to come to a consulting room.

Real People, Real Stories

For men under the age of 50, suicide is still the biggest killer. The Samaritans has launched a new campaign called “Real People, Real Stories” that seeks to share the stories of men who have gone through difficult times and highlights the fact that 2 in 5 men in England, Scotland and Wales between the ages of 20 to 59 just don’t seek help when they need it.

Having worked with Samaritans for a number of years, I can certainly recommend the value of talking to another human being about what really matters to you. I, like the Samaritans, recognise that it’s not always easy to talk to friends and family, you don’t want to be a burden, they know you too well, you worry about their reaction to what you really want to day. There are so many reasons why you might just keep it all to yourself.

It doesn’t need to be like that – there are people at the end of the phone 24 hours a day to speak with you, to listen and to hear what you want to say. This is what the Samaritans do.

Alternatively, if you are looking for counsellors in Lancaster or counsellors in Preston and want to talk about how you feel, face to face in a safe and confidential environment within the private practice sector, please call me at Well Life Counselling any time.

It really is ok not to be ok and talking to a counsellor or the Samaritans can be a life-saver. Don’t wait any longer – pick up the phone now and start talking about how you feel.

 

Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123

Well Life Counselling can be contacted on 07885 735687