You can connect right now with a licensed therapist for personalised online advice.
I already provide tonnes of information on this site. But... it may not be enough for you. You may just want some time with a 'living, breathing' therapist, who's available as often as you need. Someone who'll make a real effort to understand you, your situation and your particular problem(s).
You can start right now! Or, if you're finding the thought of it a bit daunting - scroll down to find out how to prepare yourself in 3 easy steps.
Before you do, remember...
It's easy to get started...
Or read on to build your confidence...
I'll help you be well-prepared, step-by-step, so that you can make the best use of this opportunity in the shortest amount of time.
I'm here to increase your confidence. When you get to the bottom of this page, you'll be ready to go...
You may not be able - or want - to get face-to-face counselling. Embarrassment, financial constraints, time pressures or geographic difficulties can also play a role in keeping you out of the counselling room.
Many people also worry...
That's why I make so much information freely available on my site. But I also know that so many people would find it such a relief to freely discuss their fears, worries and problems with an expert... if only they were willing to try.
I hope therefore that I've bridged the gap with Better Help. They make connecting with a counsellor simple, but just as professional.
Are you going to give it a go?
There's nothing quite like having the opportunity to get it all off your chest. For someone to be there for you in your hour of need. For you to feel completely accepted and to get the help and support you want.
No-one needs to know about it, if you don't want to. There's no need to give your real name (though it's likely to feel more personal of course).
So, no worries about shame, blame, unmentionable secrets and other stuff you've possibly kept hidden from other people because you can't even bear to think about it yourself.
And therapists have heard it all before!
Here is what's most helpful to know when you're looking to get the best advice as soon as possible...
The best time is when you've calmed down enough to be able to write down and explain clearly what's happened.
When you're hurt, depressed, stressed, traumatised, anxious or confused and want to write or chat - in confidence - to a professional who is objective, non-judgemental and supportive.
If you're stuck and you don't know how to get back on track, the support of a counsellor or therapist is invaluable. He or she can really help you to move forward again.
Sometimes there are just too many options, and you can't see the wood for the trees. A therapist can guide you, help you to reflect on your choices and separate the 'fluff' from what is real and important.
Calm and reassure yourself. I wouldn't be surprised if the very thought of going ahead with this increases your heartbeat a little, but that will soon subside.
Whether you're angry, stressed, anxious or depressed, BetterHelp counsellors are able to help you - in confidence and without judgement. The good news is that you can contact BetterHelp any time you feel the need (remember to wait until you've calmed down a little after a crisis though).
To start, all you need to do is to fill in the short questionnaires which takes no more than a few minutes of your time. Your answers are important and will ensure that Better Help can match you with the right counsellor. He or she (your choice) will already know a little about you when they connect with you in the online counselling room.
Take a deep breath and take your time.
Ask yourself: how often have you wished you had someone to talk to? Someone who isn't involved, and whose intentions and expertise you could trust?
Here are some tips:
Most people find it hugely beneficial to be able to connect with an online counsellor.