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3.2 Counselling

For some of the issues involved in resilience, the insight and support of a coach might not be enough, and you may find that counselling is a more productive starting point. A counsellor can help you make sense of your emotional responses to everyday situations, which can impact on your resilience.

As one verified counsellor explains it, a key factor in building emotional resilience is ‘to acknowledge and accept emotions, not to ignore and repress them. […] Knowing and understanding what is behind or underneath these “triggers” means our emotional responses are easier to manage and contain. This is one way counselling can help you build emotional resilience’ (Counselling Directory, 2015).

Mind has a really useful webpage covering how to find a therapist, including via the NHS, charities, your workplace or privately. You can find the link in this week’s Further Reading section.