Do I Need to See a Counsellor?

University life can be difficult – you’re balancing a lot of competing demands on yourself.  Sometimes things can start to feel pretty out of balance.

Some common reasons people seek counselling support include:

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Prolonged sadness
  • Persistent worries, anxiety, or panic attacks
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Procrastination or low motivation
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief & loss
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Disordered eating
  • Interpersonal conflict (breakup, roommate issues, friendship problems)

No one else can tell you whether counselling is right for you at this time.  That’s a personal and individual choice, however if you’ve been thinking about it or if caring people in your life are encouraging you to give it a try maybe it’s time to check it out.  If you feel like you need to make a change but can’t figure out what or how, speaking to a counsellor might help you find some clarity.