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“My life should be fine; why should I have counselling?” : Introduction

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

“My life should be fine; why should I have counselling?” That’s a good question! And one that I want to try and answer in a mini-series of blogs that help to show that counselling can be ‘prevention’ as well as ‘cure’ for mental ill-health.

Every client’s counselling process is as unique as they are, so there’s not a ‘magic formula’ that I can offer to show how it works for everyone. But what I hope to do in this series is to give some idea of what might be behind those ‘life should be great and I shouldn’t feel like this’ moments, and show how counselling can help you explore what to do to get your life back on track.

Here’s a preview of what to expect in the ‘Life should be fine; why should I have counselling?’ series:

This explores some of the limiting thoughts people might have around accessing counselling.

This builds a hypothetical case of what I might hear in someone’s first couple of sessions. It will build a picture of how complex life can become without us realising it, and how that can lead to unrecognised stress.

This digs into worries and fears arising from issues in blog 2 and talks about some of the thoughts, feelings and ideas that I might explore with a client.

I hope you find these blogs interesting and helpful. If you’d like to read more of my musings you can subscribe to my blog at, follow me on Facebook at or LinkedIn at

New blogs will be published on Fridays.

*These blogs are based on a hypothetical issues that can be explored in counselling and not on specific, real-life client cases.

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