Protecting your emotional health.
It’s not unusual for CHD patients to need space to talk over concerns or feelings related to having congenital heart disease. Or because of other life issues.
Counselling provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in a confidential setting.
A counsellor should respect your viewpoint while helping you to deal with specific problems, cope with crises, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of managing what life throws at you.
Alternatively, psychologists aim to reduce distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. They work with people with mental or physical health problems; which might include anxiety and depression and adjustment to physical illness.