An experienced therapist can provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand and accept yourself and your feelings more fully, and in which new insights and possibilities for the future can emerge.
My role as a counsellor is to facilitate exploration and processing of your own inner experience, which often leads to change and growth. You won’t ever be given advice or be pressurised into making changes that don’t feel right for you, but you will be challenged to consider new and more empowering ways of thinking and behaving, which can lead to constructive changes and/or a greater acceptance of the way things are.
What problems can counselling help with?
In counselling, you can talk about anything that is bothering you, however large or small the problem seems to you. Your concern may be about something that happened years ago, or you may need to talk about a particular problem in your current life. It may be that you are not aware of a specific problem, but are aware of underlying feelings of unease or sadness that you’d like to explore.
Some of the issues and concerns people bring to counselling are:
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulties in expressing or controlling anger
- The impact of bullying or abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Affairs and betrayals
- Separation and divorce
- Gender and sexuality
- Facing difficult decisions
- Addressing unwanted patterns of behaviour, eg. addictions, unhealthy eating habits, self-harming
- Trauma symptoms
If you are experiencing emotional pain that just won’t go away, or if you feel you need a bit of help with finding a way forward, it is worth talking it through.
If you’d like to find out more about counselling or book a session, please phone me on 0117 2872107, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for my free email mini-course and newsletter using the form below.