Everyone has a box they keep their personal 'stuff' in ...by 'stuff' I mean memories, experiences, hopes and dreams.
Some of us bury our boxes...or baggage... deep in the closet in our mind, forgotten and safe. Sometimes it's not so easy to forget and 'stuff' starts spilling out, absorbing our thoughts, robbing us of sleep, affecting our relationships....we feel stressed.
At these times many of us instinctively look for someone to talk to, it's natural, its simply how we're wired...some of us find this easier than others. Sometimes we don't have anyone to talk to.... and some things we simply couldn't tell our friends and family, so we've never spoken about them.
Sometimes others opinions and advise aren't helpful. Indeed, talking to the wrong person can even make us feel worse about ourselves when what we really need is someone who'll just listen to us and understand; not judge us or have an agenda of their own. Someone who'll keep our secrets, and respect our privacy...someone we can trust.
Whatever's on your mind, it's good to talk to someone caring. It might be about childhood experiences, current life challenges, relationships, or future goals you want to reach... Taking a little time to talk things through constructively with someone trained to offer you the support you need, can help you to develop your own emotional resources, enabling you to cope better with whatever you are facing, past, present and future.
I have BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling, MBACP, and many years professional experience working with children and families in all sorts of situations. I have a lifetime of experiences I can relate to, personal and professional. I'm a parent of four grown kids, I've been married, divorced, and inbetween. Chances are I'm a lot like you, only with a few added skills and knowledge that we can draw on to help you find your way through whatever it is that's bothering you.
Life can challenge all of us, no matter who we are. If you feel it might be time to get some support, Open Box Therapy might be an option worth considering.