What is counselling

Do you think you could benefit from counselling

We all have times in our lives when we struggle with something or encounter difficulties. When this happens some people will bottle up feelings, others will possibly take out their frustrations on family or friends or simply just not feel quite right about themselves.

You may benefit from counselling if you can identify with any of the following

  1. Experiencing an underlying sense of sadness or dissatisfaction
  2. You have experienced a life changing event such  as a bereavement or financial problems and finding it difficult to cope
  3. You are at a turning point in your life and finding it difficult to move forward
  4. Finding it difficult to cope with the demands of life and the expectations of others
  5.  Anxiety and stress seem  a constant problem
  6. You recognise unhealthy patterns of behaviour that keep repeating
  7. Do you find it difficult to express the way you are feeling? 

How counselling can help

its an opportunity to talk about what troubles you have without the fear of upsetting anyone, to be listened to in a way which helps you understand yourself better, including your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

It can help you to explore difficult feelings and work out some ways of living your life positively

This can be achieved by creating an environment of safety and trust between client and counsellor

You need to feel heard and not judged for the way you feel 

Helped but not told what to do

After all this is your life and no one can live it for you