It can be hard living with a difficulty that you have been struggling with for some time or perhaps a more recent issue is troubling you. You may be feeling overwhelmed, dissatisfied with life, anxious or depressed, or you may need to talk about your feelings following a significant life event such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown or other loss.
Talking with family and friends can be a real help but sometimes it is useful to talk to a trained counsellor who is not immediately connected to your situation.
I offer a calm, confidential and non-judgemental space and relationship so, together, we can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns allowing you to feel heard and understood. I will not tell you what to do or advise you as I believe that you are the expert in your own life. Instead, I will support you in the process of self-awareness, helping you to realise that you have choices that can provide the opportunity for change.
As everyone is unique with their own life experiences and difficulties, the counselling process will be different for each client. I am able to draw from a number of counselling theories and techniques to support you, enabling our work to be tailored to your specific needs.
Some of the issues that counselling can help with are:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Low mood and depression
- Life changes
- Relationship difficulties
- Work-related issues
- Health-related issues
- Traumatic experiences
- Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
- Suicidal thoughts
- Bullying (including online)
- Sexual identity