If you have not had counselling before you may have questions about what it involves. You may feel uncertain about committing your time and money to see a counsellor when you do not know whether it will help. Hopefully the information I provide on my website along with the video link will help answer any query or reservation you may have.
'Talking therapies can help with many difficult life problems - from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours'.
Counselling might be beneficial for you if…
Something has been troubling you over a period of time and you are having difficulty finding a solution on your own
Things are getting on top of you, and affecting your well being, for example, causing depression, anxiety or stress
You find it hard to talk to friends or family because they are directly involved in the issues
Issues from the past are having an impact on your day to day life
Things that are troubling you are having a negative impact on your relationships or work
Counselling can help you reflect and make sense of difficult life events and find a way to move forward.
Some of the benefits are…
Talking to someone neutral, outside of your immediate situation, can show you a different perspective and help you find a way forward
Talking with a trained counsellor who is skilled at listening can help you to process difficult thoughts and feelings
Sharing your worries helps you feel less alone with the problem
You can gain a better understanding of yourself and a clearer sense of what you want and need
You can practice communicating more clearly and honestly in the safety of the counselling relationship
Counselling can help improve your relationships and your ability to communicate
The list shown below is not exhaustive – therefore, if you have a specific issue that you would like to talk about in confidence please do not hesitate to contact me.
ABORTION I ABUSE I ADDICTION I ADOPTION ISSUES I ANGER MANAGEMENT I ANXIETY I BEREAVEMENT
PERSONALITY DISORDER I BULLYING I CANCER I CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (8YRS+)
DEPRESSION I DOMESTIC ABUSE I EATING DISORDERS I EMOTIONAL ABUSE
GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDERS I LOW SELF-CONFIDENCE I LOW SELF-ESTEEM I MISCARRIAGE
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER I PANIC DISORDER I PHOBIAS I PHYSICAL ABUSE I RAPE
REDUNDANCY I RELATIONSHIP ISSUES I RELATIONSHIP AND COUPLES COUNSELLING
SELF HARM I SEXUAL ABUSE I SPIRITUALITY