Modern day counselling

Hey readers,

Ever think that to see a therapist you have to see someone face-to-face? then you’re wrong, not in this digital era where therapeutic services are offered online. One online therapist is Betterhelp.com/start that provide just that.

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First, the organisation goes through a consultation to work out the right therapist for you and your needs, therefore getting the right help rather than just a generic therapist. I myself have in the past seen a therapist that had no understanding of my issues which was not very helpful and it makes you feel pretty rubbish as well.

There are many reasons why people would opt for seeing a therapist online. I suppose the first one would be if you don’t feel comfortable in a physical room with someone, it is much easier talking to a person online.

If you have social anxiety, like myself then the process of actually traveling on public transport to see a therapist is mentally testing and then having to do the therapy on top can be quite tricky depending on the severity of your mental health condition.

Another reason could be accessibility for some people. If they live in rural areas to travel a distance could be problematic, so having access to a online therapist is ideal for them.

Having a therapy service online means there is more opportunity in the choice of therapists you have, meaning more change to get someone trained in a specific area that you want to work on too, win-win for both sides

With having an online service means more clients been seen which could give testimonies of the services. Therefore a better light of the quality of therapy you will get. This could provide confidence knowing that the therapy will be good quality.

Cheers for reading X

This post is a sponsored post, however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Why you should try counselling

Hey readers,

As a person with mental problems, I know the importance of therapy. I have done counselling before. I have found it very beneficial to speak to someone confidentially that I have no emotional connection with.

Why you should consider counselling?

Firstly, it is confidential and as they are professional then they are not emotionally attached to you, making it much easier to be open without fear of judgement.

Knowing that a counseller is experienced in mental health, means that they understand how the mind works enabling you to feel that you are not being a fool but being heard.

It allows that time you have a counsellor to be your space to open up knowing that it is a safe place where you can open up. It gives you that time once a week to focus on yourself uninterrupted therapy allows you to be, you don’t always have to talk but being present can do wonders for your mental health.

Therapy is great if you are feeling alone and isolated, it allows you to talk and feel that actually, you are not alone. There are loads of people who go to therapy and have helped them to deal with the emotional baggage that is holding you back.

Counselling over time gives you back the control to deal with your mental health which will then have a positive impact on your overall life such as sleeping and relationships with other.

Going to a therapist and talking through your concerns and worries can give you better insight into understanding the way you behave. It can be a chance to spot the negative cycles of behaviour and work towards changing the bad habits into positive responses or actions.

Also, sometimes if it can be hard to talk to your partner and having a person who is neutral can help. Couple counselling can be beneficial to help understand each other’s point, I have in the past found it beneficial for me and my husband gave us time to understand one another with the support there. To find out more about coupling counselling do check out https://www/regain.us  for more information.

Here is a good read of an article discussing things counselling.

Have you found counselling helpful?

Cheers for reading X

This post is sponsored. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Half term tiredness

Hey readers,

Today I slept for so long, it was what I body so needed, time to rest my brain and body.  I feel like I need to have a break every now again and shut down to help me compensate for all the pain and work that I put it through.

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I think during half term school holiday I am working harder to socialise and be with others for longer periods of time. Don’t get me wrong I adore my children but being autistic it is challenging to spend so long with individuals.

I feel us autistic folk need time to hibernate and re-charge our batteries more than neurotypical people. I think one of the reasons is because I am working that harder to apply social skills that may not necessarily come naturally to me.

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Then there is the emotional side where I beat myself up over my shortfalls to ridiculous amount. One of the reasons because you can’t help but compare yourself to other random people, even though you don’t know through social media.

I always view my autism as a battle, something I have to get up and deal with every single day. On top of that I have to deal with the internal battle of low self-esteem and dealing myself as a parent.

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Most of the time I feel like I am blagging a this whole parenting thing and I put so much energy in to trying to function like everyone else  that I burn myself out, hence the breaks and shutdown.

So, that is one of the many struggles I have as an autistic parent, it is never easy but I am thankful for my blog. It is true what they say that writing things down may not cure my situation but it is a place to clear my mind of the many thoughts that are buzzing around in my head.

Cheers for reading X