What is counselling?

Counselling provides you with a supportive non-judgemental and confidential environment in which you can explore any problems which may be troubling you.

The reasons clients come to counselling are as varied as the individuals themselves. Often clients have encountered distressing experiences or situations which they would like to talk about in a safe, confidential setting. These may include, bereavement, separation or other major life transitions or experiences from their past of childhood which may still be affecting them. Others may seek help in dealing with specific behavioural traits which they would like to alter or some may feel that perhaps their life is not quite right. Some may seek help with feelings of depression or anxiety or just feeling generally low.

Whatever the reason, counselling provides a safe and confidential environment with someone who will listen non-judgementally and strive to understand thoughts and feelings from the client’s point of view so that they may heal, become whole, resolve issues and achieve goals. I will help you to explore the feelings you have and will work closely with you, helping you to find your way. I am not here to tell you what to do or what choices you should make. My role is to walk beside you on your journey, providing you with the support you need while you make that journey.

Counselling will enable you to look at your circumstances afresh and with new clarity so that you can make the necessary changes that may help you at this particular stage of your life. In a counselling session the client can explore various aspects of their life and feelings, talking about them openly and freely that is rarely possible with friends and family. Bottled up feelings of anger, grief, anxiety or embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, making them easier to understand.