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If you have arrived here, you have made the first step in acknowledging there is a need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling.
It can be hard to take that first step to seeking help, as we often think we should keep our feelings to ourselves and hide away negative thoughts. Perhaps you have managed the feelings and thoughts yourself for a long time but find the same feelings keep reoccurring and are unable to move past a certain point. You may have sought out help from friends or family but it seems no one really understands what you are going through, or you may have tried to implement others views to help you with what it is that is worrying you but these don’t seem to help either.
Living a life based on others expectations on how we should live our lives, can lead to anxiety and depression as well as a loss of identity, as we try to conform to what others think we should do.
You might feel you have reached a crisis point, where you are no longer able to conform to expectations or feel like your life has taken a direction you didn’t want it to but are unsure of how to change your old ways of being.
This is where counselling can help you.
Speaking with a trained, professional counsellor will help you to find the key to unlocking the doors, which are preventing you from being able to move forward in your life.
Taking care of our mental health is something we all need to be aware of as well as our physical health. There may be people who make suggestions of how they think you should change how you are, to fit into society and to be more accepted by what is classed as normal. However, no-one is normal and that’s ok.
Counselling is about helping you to understand yourself, it provides you with the tools you can use, to develop the confidence to find your own answers and be YOUR own “normal”.
By working together, we can develop a relationship which facilitates a change within you, to help you become the person you want to be.
As your counsellor, you will find I am warm, empathic and understanding to your experiences.
I offer an open and safe place for you to explore your feelings in a non-judgemental way.
Now is the time to find your true self and build a solid foundation so that you can be more self assured in your futur
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling, we are able to recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counselling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Children often find it hard to open up to family, friends and teachers about what is worrying them, as they don’t want to worry those they love. Speaking with a trained counsellor, who can listen without judgment and be someone who they won’t be afraid to open up to, could be all your child needs. We know that children feel Overwhelmed at times with their ever changing emotions and sometimes these can feel out of control. Counselling helps them to learn how to reflect and work out for themselves, ways in which they can feel more in control of their emotions and thoughts. I can help children from 11 yrs+. Please select concessions rate when making the appointment.
People often find listening to others experiences, helps them relate and open up to sharing their own experiences. Sharing in a safe environment can sometimes be daunting but speaking with others who have similar experiences can often make us feel like we are not alone.
Family life can sometimes be stressful, there maybe mental health issues with one or more members with which other family members are unable to relate to, this can cause friction and strained relations within the family. Counselling offers a safe space for everyone to communicate within a non-judgemental environment and enables individuals feelings to be expressed without the fear of being misunderstood.