There are many different reasons why people consider counselling; it may be to work through current difficulties or challenges, or to explore more long-term issues.
Working with a counsellor can help you to identify underlying patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours. It can help you to understand how these may have developed from an early age, and how they may be impacting on your life now.
Together we can consider ways to help overcome or challenge these, leading to a clearer understanding of yourself and how you want to move forward.
Sometimes counselling can support individuals to find answers for themselves and move forward in a relatively short space of time. For others, it may take much longer, with counselling being the start of this process.
Counselling can help with a variety of life issues and help you to navigate a way forward. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, bereavement, loss, lonliness or relationship difficulties to name just a few. Whatever your reasons, If you are uncertain about what counselling can offer, or just want to find out a bit more about what you can expect, then telephone or email me for an initial conversation.
If I am not available immediately, please do leave your contact details and I will get back to you as soon as I am available during my usual working hours.
I offer both long term and short term, focused counselling. I work with adults over 18 years old from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds.
Here are some of the more common difficulties which I have supported through counselling:
Bereavement and loss
Transitions and life changes
Issues relating to sexuality
Low self-esteem or self-confidence