Counselling

Life has a way of throwing us in at the deep end without a paddle – usually when we least expect it. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed, unprepared, or feeling unable to cope.

Sometimes, the trigger is obvious,  such as the death of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, illness, or a harsh grilling on Facebook. There may be times when the trigger may not obvious, or when everything seems to hit us all at once, like a tsunami of small stuff building up and bringing us down.

This may be more relevant now than previously, during the Covid pandemic, with so much uncertainty surrounding our wellbeing, livelihoods, our children’s educations, and the added difficulties of being out of touch with family and friends for lengthy periods of time. Perfectly reasonable responses given the circumstances.

If you are concerned about how you feel, it can be beneficial to seek professional support and research studies show Counselling and Talking Therapies to be an effective way of improving things.

People seek professional support for a range of reasons such as anxiety & panic, low mood, anger, behavioral issues, addictions, grief, eating disorders, health concerns, uncertainty, unresolved trauma, or for a combination of reasons.

What to expect from Counselling?

The sessions involve meeting, talking, and listening together with the mutual purpose of paying careful attention to your concerns and gaining a greater understanding of your own particular situation. It is a shared process and the therapeutic relationship can only be nurtured in a safe and dependable environment.

We work carefully and respectfully, honouring your privacy, autonomy, and independence, and your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself. Within the therapeutic relationship, you can explore your physical and emotional feelings, your thoughts and behaviours, and the contexts in which they arise

Counselling aims to give you the opportunity to explore personal issues in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental setting. This might include talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking, and behavior patterns, but there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ topic to bring to counseling.

You may be struggling with current difficulties or unresolved issues from the past. You may have fears for your future – or not even know why you have sought support at this time. During counseling, you will have the chance to talk with a trained professional who will help you to find ways of coping, and together, we will work towards agreed goals.