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At The Bridge Counselling Service we believe experiencing difficulties is part of being human and something we all encounter at various points throughout our lives. 

We do not believe there is anything ‘wrong’ with you.  Just that you’re wrestling with issues faced by being human.

What gets in the way of living life more fully

  • Relationships with friends/family/partner becoming strained
  • Experiencing a traumatic incident
  • Growing up in an environment which didn’t feel nurturing and supportive or which hurt you physically or sexually
  • Someone you loved or cared for has died
  • Living with chronic illness
  • Feeling stressed at work or as a parent
  • Reaching a pivotal age and not being sure what that means for the future
  • Needing to make a decision but finding it hard
  • Feeling ‘off’ and not being sure why

Emotionally you may feel

  • depressed
  • anxious
  • sad
  • scared
  • despairing
  • angry
  • lost 

Physically you may experience

  • lack or excess appetite
  • poor sleeping
  • irritability
  • lethargy
  • reduced sex drive
  • palpitations
  • brain fog

Behaviour you may notice

  • Snapping at family/friends/colleagues
  • Not wanting to do anything
  • Putting off jobs that need to be done
  • Numbing – eating too much/drinking/taking drugs/shopping/excessively exercising

How counselling can help

Talking with a counsellor who is curious and has a genuine desire to understand and accept you can help you to sift through the thoughts, feelings and behaviours you’re experiencing.  Stepping back helps you to see things in a different way which generally leads to a shift, where things start to make more sense, feelings change, you come to know yourself better, have more compassion for yourself and feel less burdened.

Counselling in Ipswich | The Bridge Counselling Service | 2 Betts Avenue,

Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich, IP5 3RH

With Ipswich Counsellor Donna Gibson MBACP

Counselling in Ipswich with easy access from Woodbridge, Felixstowe and wider Suffolk | Free Parking