Decision making in life can sometimes feel incredibly difficult (some find it harder than others), it comes with a range of mixed emotions and conflicting thoughts. Most people make simple decisions every day without too much stress, like what you might have for supper for example. Life however, often throws much bigger choices our way that require a lot more attention. No matter what your decision is about, work, relationships, family, your future and no matter how big or small the decision is, counselling is a superb environment to really explore your thoughts and feelings safely and without judgement.
The fear of making ‘the wrong’ decision or the guilt of upsetting others may be something that is getting in your way at the moment. Anxiety thoughts such as ‘what if’ could be holding you back. You might have made your decision internally but need some support whilst you share that with those around you or you may be struggling to trust your own gut instinct about your decision or doubting your reasons.
It’s human nature to take the easy route so make no mistake, making big changes is not necessarily the easy option but counselling offers you a confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore your options and do what is right for you – after all it’s your life! With support, you can really explore how each choice feels and what it might look like in the future. The aim to try to help you make a decision that you can truly acknowledge as the right one for you at this moment in time in your life.
Whilst friends and family can offer a good ear they cannot truly remain impartial by the pure nature of their relationship with you. Your counsellor on the other hand has no vested interest or influence upon your decision therefore can remain truly neutral.
Relax in quiet, discreet surroundings, Reflect on your issues in a calm confidential environment, Rethink your situation and move forward in a way that is right for you.