Why Counselling?

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” Mark Twain

Many of us at some time in our lives face a challenging situation, experience unease and confusion, or feel distressed with how we are coping. Sometimes we need help to see our way through it, to get some clarity or understand whats going on.Counselling offers an opportunity for you to explore that with someone impartial  who can help you come to terms with your experience and maybe consider how to make a change and move forward with your life.

Person-Centred Counselling offers an opportunity to explore all or any aspect of your experiences, and you can look at how you feel, think or behave depending on what is important to you.  It is a very human approach, which  recognises the potential we all have to grow.  By working through things you can increase your understanding and self-awareness, make choices about how you are living and find solutions or peace with yourself.

Sometimes we learn ways of coping and protecting ourselves in situations that actually now don’t work that well for us, or  maybe we have got into a pattern or habit of something that we’d like to break. As we work together we will be able to see what these mean to you and how they impact on your life and you might start to see different ways of living.

If it’s the first time you’ve thought of talking with a counsellor it may feel like a daunting step. I will  make that step as positive and as easy as possible for you. I’m not going to judge or tell you what you should do but will listen without judgement or criticism to understand what going on for you so that we can see how best counselling can support you.

I have supported clients to explore a range of emotional difficulties including:

  • Living with an addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Betrayal
  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Sexuality
  • Self Image
  • Social anxiety
  • Living with chronic illness or life debilitating conditions
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family & Childhood related difficulties
  • Self Esteem
  • Low Confidence and Mood
  • Depression
  • Facing loss
  • Anxiety
  • Stress whether personal, family or work.
  • Dealing with change-personal, family, work.