At some point in life, 80% of the population will suffer from problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss of confidence or feelings of being lost or stuck. Talking to someone can help.
Counselling is used by many people to look at difficulties in their lives. Counselling provides a confidential space in which you can receive help to resolve issues and create a life with more clarity. This may be achieved through exploring your hopes, fears, beliefs and gaining awareness about the relationships you have with yourself and others. Counselling can create a window through which you may see new choices, other ways of approaching past or present problems and behaviours, and make changes – if you do things the way you always did, you will get what you always got, if you want something different, make a change.
Counselling helps you come to terms with emotions and feelings that you are experiencing. It promotes understanding for the individual and enables them to have the power to alter their lives.
Counselling and psychotherapy are commonly called ‘talking therapies’. They can help people to deal with unhappiness, distress or difficult life issues in a way that is personal to them. One in four people experience mental health problems at some stage in life, and, just as someone might seek medical help for a physical problem, counselling and psychotherapy can help to deal with emotional problems.
Counselling or psychotherapy aims to significantly help our ability to manage our lives more effectively. If you are seeking help to find a better understanding of yourself, others and life events, this is the time to talk to a professionally trained counsellor who can support you during your time of need to work through your difficulties.
I am a warm, empathic and sincere person. I consider myself to be a people person. I have a firm but gentle approach to counselling. I have a wealth of experience of working with individuals and couples from all different backgrounds and cultures who present with a broad range of issues.
My aim is to understand you and your situation and to ethically and empathically help you to build your own self-value and inner reserves (even if you don’t feel you have any left right now) so you can start to feel better about life. I offer you an opportunity to explore and resolve your problems and concerns in a way that is compassionate, respectful and sensitive.
My approach seeks to enable you to develop your own coping skills in a way and at a pace which feels right for you.