There are many free resource guidelines available on the internet for counselling issues. Click here for one comprehensive list of counselling issues. It is important to understand, however, that you may seek counselling services for more complex personal issues rather than addressing a key issue in your life. You might not know what your ‘issue’ is but may wish to explore counselling services as a way of uncovering your truer nature.
Increasingly people are seeking counselling for the treatment of addictions. Addictions occur when we become abnormally dependant on something, often when we are seeking to escape from other problems and uncomfortable feelings.
We can be addicted to many things including:
Alcohol Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one. Click here for support services for stopping to use alcohol.
Drugs Some people are able to use recreational or prescription drugs without ever experiencing negative consequences or addiction. However, for others the issue of substance use can cause problems at work, home, school, and in relationships, leaving you feeling isolated, helpless, or ashamed.
Gambling The American version of the Gamblers Anonymous website has produced a 20 questions for those seeking to work out if they have a gambling addiction.
Sex Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous have produced a list of 40 questions to help with self diagnosis for addiction to sex