The important question in psychiatry shouldn't be 'what's wrong with you?' but rather 'what happened to you?'
There are many reasons why people access counselling. In my experience, people may lose a sense of who they are and what direction they want to take in life. Sometimes they are paralysed by anxiety, and low moods and sleepless nights can make it hard to deal with every day life. Some people may be in a process of grieving or don't know how to, whilst others may struggle to understand what is happening within and around them. Most people feel like they are constantly wearing a mask and find it difficult to be true to themselves. Furthermore, in a time of political uncertainties in which connections feel difficult, life challenges are harder to navigate.
Whether you are approaching counselling in a moment of crisis or you want to untangle current or historic issues, therapy can gently support you to explore struggles in relation to yourself, the people around you and your environment. Counselling can help you to feel acknowledged and understood whilst respecting your need for safety, your hesitations and fears.