• Antonia Higgins

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

“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:



Blog 1~ “My life should be fine; why should I have counselling?”

Because Prevention is Better Than Cure

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


Blog 2 ~ “My life should be fine; why should I have counselling?”

Because stress can creep up on you

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.


Blog 3 ~ “My life should be fine; why should I have counselling?”

Because counselling can make you stronger

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 https://www.tranquillocounselling.com/blog, follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tranquillocounselling or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/toniahiggins/


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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