Thinking about counselling maybe suggests you are taking the first steps to see how it could help and benefit you, maybe accepting some aspect of your life that may not currently be working for you, or just feeling a little anxious or stressed about life in general and do not know why.
Counselling changes us and it changes the people around us
Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a trusting, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you can be heard and feel safe enough to identify and share issues that you are currently experiencing. You will be encouraged to speak honestly and openly and be understood and accepted for who you really are.
Effective counselling helps you make the changes you would like to see happen. The main object is having the motivation to explore your self-awareness and self-understanding and discover new strengths. It promotes increased self-esteem and confidence leading to a more contented life with happier relationships (both with yourself and with others).
I am trained and experienced in the following areas:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Cultural Issues
- Dissatisfaction with life
- Personal Development
- Self Esteem
- Sexual & Rape Abuse
- Bereavement and Loss
- Domestic Violence
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Post Natal Depression
- Self Harm
There may be some issues more helpfully dealt with by a specialist organisation e.g. Active substance dependency or a severe and enduring mental health diagnosis. If I feel that your needs would be better served with a specialist organisation, this would be discussed in the initial consultation.
How Can Counselling Help and What Benefits can be Expected?
- Ability to cope better in difficult situations
- Clarify your thoughts and feelings
- Gain insights through a trusting therapeutic relationship
- Find new coping strategies
- Understand what gets in the way of living successfully
- Explore ways of ‘breaking through’ the barriers
- Recognise your own resources and successes
- Improved relationships
- Increased motivation
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Better understanding of self and others
- Opening up new ways of seeing, living and relating
- Finding ways forward and making decisions