Counselling gives you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space to talk about what is going on in your life and how you are feeling. During a counselling session, I really listen to you and to help you explore the feelings behind your words. I trust in your ability to live your own life and make your own decisions – my focus is to help you to put into words what is troubling you and to help you find your own solutions; I will not try to influence you to do things my way.
What is Counselling for?
People come to counselling to explore all sorts of issues, such as:
- aggression and anger management
- anxiety, panic attacks and stress
- bullying at school or work
- emotional crisis
- family of origin (adults dealing with the aftermath of childhood abuse, neglect or domestic violence)
- grief and loss
- low self- esteem / low self-confidence
- personal growth, building assertiveness, making changes
- relationship or marriage problems, separation, divorce
- sexual abuse, trauma
- suicidal thoughts, suicide bereavement
Sometimes people think that asking for help is a sign of weakness, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you are suffering physical pain you go to the doctor, and it should be just as natural to go to a counsellor if you are suffering emotional pain. The experience of being listened to in confidence by someone independent can give great relief and begin the process of healing, making changes, and moving forward.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a type of counselling that focuses on the link between how we feel, think and behave. It explores how to leave behind old unhelpful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with new ways of looking at things. CBT can be very effective in helping people with problems such as anxiety, phobias, O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), stress and depression.
You have already taken the first step just by visiting my website. When you are ready to take the next step, I am here – please feel free to contact me at any time.