When things are troubling us, we can always talk to family or friends and it is important to know that you are loved and supported. Yet it is not always easy to be really open with some of the people that we are closest to. We may be afraid of disappointing them, letting them see our vulnerable side or they may sometimes play a role in the very issues we are trying to deal with.
At these times meeting with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist can be very helpful. The therapist provides a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space that you can use to explore and discuss the issues. It provides time and space for reflection.