It doesn't matter if you are 9 or 99, many of us will suffer from some sort of mental distress at some time in our lives, troubled by our thoughts or feelings. Counselling and psychotherapy can be supportive and restorative with all of the following and where not, an experienced therapist like myself can support and direct you into more appropriate services:
'This is going to sound really silly .. I feel ridiculous .. I have no idea where to start, or what I’m going to say .. I’m not even sure why I’m here .. I’m not a talker, I usually work stuff out for myself, but I haven’t been able to this time.'
'I’ve lost all motivation, for everything, nothing gives me pleasure anymore, not even the things that I used to love.'
'I can’t let this go …. I can’t move on .... I can think of nothing else and it’s getting in the way of everything.'
'I feel anxious all the time ….I can’t eat, or I eat everything …. I can’t sleep …. I’m exhausted.'
'Why am I panicking, literally shaking, heart racing, I can’t breath?'
'I can’t stop crying and I don’t know why?'
'I just need someone to talk to.'
'I feel so ashamed …. I feel so guilty …. I hate myself and sometimes I think it’d be better for everyone if I wasn’t here – that I just didn’t exist (I want to die).'
'I feel so angry.'
'I want to hide.'
'I don’t feel like me how I am right now, it’s just not me ….I’m so frightened that there’s something really wrong with me.'