Bullying affects many people and can make your life seem intolerable.
Bullying can take many forms including teasing, making threats, physical attacks, name calling and cyber bullying.
It can happen anywhere at any time of your life – at school or college, in the workplace, on teams, between neighbours or within the family.
Being bullied can cause you a lot of distress and upset. It is important to tell someone, if you can, and keep a diary of the bullying incidents so that you have evidence should you decide to report it.
Counselling can really help in these situations. Talking to a trained therapist can help you feel less alone, decide what you want to do about it, and look at different ways to cope.
It may be that you feel that you or someone you are close to appears to be bullying others. There are usually underlying issues that cause someone to act in this way – we will not judge you, but simply try to help you understand what is going on for you so that you can make better choices in your actions.