About counselling

There is no typical person for whom counselling can be helpful.  The most important thing is whether or not you want to change and are open to looking at the possibilities and choices you have to make.

At some point in your life you may feel stuck and want to evaluate where you are in your life, where you want to be and how to get there.  Counselling offers this in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space.  This in turn allows you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and to make sense of your circumstances.

I will not give you advice but I will create a therapeutic relationship in which you as an individual or couple will find the capacity to use that relationship for your change, your growth and your personal development.  You will have a greater understanding of yourself, your relationships and what you are experiencing.  This relationship will allow you to trust your inner resources and be able to face future life decisions and choices on your own.

Some of the issues that counselling can help you with are:-

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem/self confidence
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Depression

When you feel you may need counselling it is important you choose someone who is caring, empathic and someone you feel able to trust.  It is also important that the counsellor has had the proper training and experience.  It is useful to find someone who is a member of BACP or UKCP.  These organisations have a set of standards that their members must satisfy and a code of conduct and ethics that members must adhere to.

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