An Introduction to Counselling

Life can be unpredictable and some experiences can cause reactions we don’t fully understand.  Counselling can help gain relief and clarity, helping you to find a healthier way forward.  Hearing your thoughts and feelings out loud, in the presence of a trained professional can bring about shifts in awareness and perception.  Facing your concerns or fears can feel empowering, helping you to feel more in control. My aim is to provide a warm, welcoming safe environment where together we can explore any worries, problems or issues that are causing you any distress, sadness or anxiety.

 

With counselling you will gain an understanding of why you are feeling the way you are, working together on an equal level we can find a healthier way forward.  I understand that revealing your thoughts and feelings to a stranger is not always easy, I have utilised therapy myself in previous years for things such as post-natal depression, work-related anxiety and empty nest syndrome and I found the experiences positive and immensely invaluable.  As a trained counsellor I am able to provide to you a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment where trust can be built, allowing exploration to flow naturally when the time is right for you.  I will support you and encourage you throughout.

 

I have over 25 years’ experience in both educational settings and the NHS working with varying age groups and mental health issues such as bi-polar, autism and ADHD.  I am a member of BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

 

Fees

 

Who comes to counselling?

This shortlist is to give an idea of difficulties that may lead someone to seek talking therapy.  It is by no means exhaustive, we are all individual and your reasons will be unique to you.

  • Depression in its many forms

  • Stress

  • Anxiety; panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder

  • OCD

  • Loss and bereavement

  • Addiction; alcohol, money, internet

  • Loneliness

  • Low self esteem/ self worth / confidence

  • Abuse; sexual, emotional, physical

  • Relationship Issues

  • Sexual issues/ confusion

  • Gender identity

  • Eating disorders

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Borderline personality disorder

 

Therapies offered:

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies 

  • Integrative counselling

  • Person-centred therapy

  • Psychodynamic therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Grounding therapy

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