Arrange A Counselling Session
You can do this by contacting your GP, speaking to your counselling or welfare team in school or University (or even asking a teacher, parent or friend to put you in contact with someone.) They will make a referral based on what’s going on with you, and you will be put on a waiting list to see someone who can help. This will mean your counselling is free if you’re based in the UK.
It’s also possible to pay for private counselling. You can Google ‘counselling’ in your local area and you’ll find a list of people specialising in different areas. This will allow you to find someone that will be suitable to help with the areas in your life you’re struggling with.
Take a look at Hub of Hope too – it’s a site that can detect your location and shows you all the available services near you. Handy!
Don’t be afraid to try out a few different counsellors; get someone you’re happy opening up to. If you go through school/ uni/ your GP the waiting lists can sometimes be long- but counselling is important to stick with. It’s professional, trained help, there to listen to you and give advice. Sometimes it can be really helpful to speak to people not in your immediate family or social circle to get impartial subjective support.
It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.