The first step is the hardest

By now, towards the end of January, the good intentions that were made of making changes or introducing new activities might well have been attempted and left behind, or they might even be becoming new habits that are suiting you. The start of the year seems a good a time as any to start something new, and my new start is this blog!

I wonder if starting writing a blog can be compared, in a superficial way, to starting to think about counselling. To get this far I have had to build up a lot of courage to have actually done something to get started in the right direction. A bit like the courage and effort it takes to make the first move for getting counselling support. Picking up the phone to call or send a text or an email to make that first contact with a counsellor is probably the hardest step when you might be really struggling with something. Just as with this blog, even though I made the decision to write it, until I actually started writing I had nothing. I still don’t know where it’s heading, but I’ve made the first step forward and it’s ok. It will be ok to ask someone for help, if that’s what you need.

I have done a bit of research to see what blogs look like and to see what might be a comfortable way of writing to suit me, just as I would encourage you to do some research to find a suitably qualified counsellor who you feel would work well with you. With this blog, I know there is plenty of work ahead but I am making a start rather than attempting to do it all in one go. If you’re finding things tough at the moment will you make a start in finding the support you need?


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