Possibilities counsellors can help you deal with your emotional issues and how to feel better
Emotions are an essential part of who we are. Emotions can bring pleasure and meaning to your life. They can also bring unhappiness, distress, fear, suffering and escapism. Anger and frustration can ruin your relationships. Anxiety can make you avoid people and opportunities. Sadness can seem overwhelming and relentless. Guilt and shame can make you hide your true self. Some people struggle with feeling overwhelmed by too much emotion. Whilst others cope by cutting themselves off, withdrawing, disconnecting, numbing out and experience too little emotion.
If you’re having problems with your emotions, please get in touch.
How can counselling for emotional problems help me?
“For too long you have talked negatively about me. Criticised me, Shouted at me. At times you’ve even denied that I exist and never truly listened to me. I want this to change. I need you to be with me. Sit with me and take me seriously. Stay with me long enough to tell you about my deepest longings and heartfelt needs. If you do, I will fuel your voice with passion, bring meaning and create human connections for you. If you don’t, I will likely cause physical discomfort and upset. It’s up to you! I am emotion.”
An important research study by Ford et al (2017), conducted with 1300 adults, concluded that “people who commonly resist their darkest emotions or judge them harshly, can end up feeling more psychologically stressed”.
“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives.” Vincent van Gogh.
Counselling for emotional difficulties is an effective way of helping you manage your emotions and of improving your life. How you experience the world, relate to others, and find meaning in life is dependent on the essential influence of your emotions and your relationship with them. Feeling cut-off from emotions or too overwhelmed by them, may result in you having problems knowing what has meaning in your life and in making sense of yourself and the intentions of others. This can lead to significant relationship and life satisfaction difficulties.
“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you…” Hafiz.
Unresolved issues from emotionally difficult past relationships can affect new ones. Childhood distress and past trauma can lead to present insecurities and ongoing worries about feeling misunderstood, hurt, rejected, abandoned, de-valued and criticised by others.
“When we make pain the enemy, we solidify it. This resistance is where our suffering begins.” Ezra Bayda, author.
Our emotional problem counselling can help you become wiser about your emotional needs and how to best work with them.
Do I need counselling for emotional difficulties?
“We are not thinking machines that feel. Rather, we are feeling, sentient beings that think.” Antonio Damasio. Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy.
You should consider seeking counselling, ‘enhanced’ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and our multi-faceted approaches to managing emotions when your emotional problems are interfering with your happiness, your relationship with aspects of yourself, relationships with others and if you’re struggling to cope emotionally with day to day life.
Allow us to reassure you that professional help is at hand. We offer services that aim to reduce the fear and uncertainty about getting help. Arrange an initial consultation ‘taster’ session to discuss your needs, in privacy and comfort, to obtain a sense of how we help and for if this is the right direction for you.
And the day came when the risk (it took) to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
What our previous clients have said
I experienced severe trauma and developed a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which meant I wasn’t coping well with day to day life. With CBT Therapy at Possibilities, I’ve made a number of positive changes. It was a struggle at times but my psychotherapist helped me feel safe and capable as we worked through things. I’m now back at work and my confidence is growing. I have a life again. I’m so glad I took that scary first step and called. If you’re feeling unsure, I highly recommend you call them too.
– JT, Aberdeenshire: Trauma Counselling Aberdeen.
I thought my life wasn’t worth living. My depression convinced me I was worthless and useless and my situation was hopeless. If you’re feeling something similar, go to Possibilities. They made an enormous difference to my life and they can do the same for you.
– AD, Aberdeen: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Depression.
My relationship with my partner has vastly improved. We’re more able to communicate and we’re spending more time together and having fun! I can’t believe we were on the verge of separating when we contacted Possibilities as a last resort. I can’t thank them enough.
– SMcM, Aberdeenshire: Couples Counselling Aberdeen.
Possibilities was outstanding. I’ve overcome my anxiety and have the tools to keep it at bay should I need them in the future.
– MK, Aberdeen: CBT Therapy for Anxiety.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.