Whether it’s one or a series of events that have led you to consider seeking counselling, it is important to understand how counselling can help you.
Counselling will give you the opportunity to talk about what is troubling you. Sometimes it is difficult to find the right words to express your thoughts and feelings; I will help you and really listen to you. Once you have expressed things out loud, it is often easier to see your way forward.
I believe the client is the expert so my role is not to advise you, but to help you find your own way to handle your situation so that the quality of your life is improved. I will help you to explore your own circumstances so as to develop a better understanding of yourself. You can then explore alternatives and, if you wish, make some changes in your life.
Opening up about painful and difficult subjects may feel overwhelming. What I offer is a safe, confidential environment where you won’t be judged or made to feel embarrassed about expressing your feelings, thoughts and emotions. I will always respond in an honest way, whilst offering support and encouragement.
At certain times in life, opening up to your closest family and friends is not an option due to fear of upsetting them, or worrying they won’t understand and will judge you. Perhaps it is them that is causing your pain? Counselling offers a space for you to talk about your issues without feeling judged or misunderstood. You don’t have the worry that you are going to be discussed or talked about between family or friends as everything you share with me stays between us.
Humanistic counselling believes that all human beings have an inbuilt capacity to grow and reach their full potential. Counselling can help in many situations:
- Loss and Bereavement
- Lack of self-confidence
- Feelings of anger
- Panic attacks
- Facing medical problems
- Support for Carer’s
- Following a traumatic experience
- Dealing with abuse
- Suicidal feelings and thoughts
- Relationship and family problems
- Coping with change
- Eating disorders
- Sexual concerns
- Sense of isolation
- Pre and post pregnancy.