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  • Writer's pictureKim Colman


A question that often comes up is why do people fear to seek help when they are really Stressed or Traumatised?

This brings me to the topic that I want to discuss today, which is what I call “Traditional” Counselling or “Alternate” Counselling.

For me, the “Traditional” way of counselling is where you will go and see someone and sit across a desk or on a couch and rehash all the events that have upset or traumatised you. This can be very fearful as you are often taken back to the moment or event when everything happened and you relive it all over again. This could be extremely difficult for many of us, and actually stop us from seeking help.

Then there are “Alternative” or different ways of Counselling. These ways to me are a lot kinder and way more gentle. It enables you to work through the issues without having to retell or relive the events or painful memories. We work on the emotions or feelings and take the charge out of the things that trigger you.

I sort out these “Alternate” methods after I had a really traumatic event 10 years ago. It took me 10 months to actually go and see somebody to heal from this, so I can identify with “the fear to seek help”.

Don’t stay stuck with a lot of worry, stress, anxiety or trauma and not be able to reach out to someone due to fear.

There are many different methods available to heal from these events which are kind and gentle and you need to find one that will work for you.

I encourage each and every one of you to work in baby steps and move forward in confidence.

I send you support and should you need a little help along the way, connect with me here, and I will reach out to you.

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