Your reasons for seeing a counsellor
Everyone faces challenges that have potential to overwhelm at some point in their life.
Counselling enables you to deal with these challenges, by allowing you to talk openly about your problems and feelings in a safe, confidential and
Together we will explore your feelings and identify ways to let go of those that are holding you back, change the way you feel and take back control of your life to realise your full potential as an individual and within relationships.
Counselling also helps you to reach decisions that are hard to make in times of confusion and emotional upheaval.
Counselling helps you to overcome negative feelings and replace them with positive ones.
What is counselling?
Counselling centres on listening and assisting you to determine which issues you wish to process and explore. An objective of counselling is to help you to speak about difficulties and discover a way forward which is appropriate for you.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.
The counsellor focuses on gaining an insight into your difficulties. It explores your ideas, emotions and significant moments in your life.
Psychotherapy aims to help you change or discover appropriate methods of coping.
What to expect
An introductory assessment meeting allows you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could benefit you.