Counselling can help when your are:
- puzzled by your own behaviour
- distant from those you love
- feeling rubbish about yourself
- wanting something different for yourself
All of these feelings and experiences may be the result of something you are aware of, such as child abuse, mid life changes, or bereavement. Or you may not know why you feel the way you do.
Counselling can help explore your feelings and experiences, help you find your way to understanding yourself, and can help you find solutions.
Counselling can also help you want to learn more about yourself. You don’t have to feel crap to come to counselling!
Many people come to counselling because of anxiety. Follow this link for more information about counseling for anxiety.
Counselling with me
In counselling with me we explore together what troubles you. Each person is unique and we work together to find ways for you to get what you want from therapy. You may wish to use counselling to explore how you are feeling about a life transition or situation, rediscover your inner resources, or be focussed on a particular change you want to make. We can discuss your preferences at the first meeting, and these can change as we go along.
lf you think about your life as a car journey, counselling is like inviting me to get into the car with you. You’ve invited me into your space to share what you are seeing and experiencing. As the driver you decide where we go, and the speed and driving style. My job is to accompany you, and offer reflection on where we are going and how we are getting there. Some people like a passenger who can help with the stat nav or give directions. Others prefer someone who points out things from a different perspective, something you may not be able to see from where you are. Sometimes I may offer insights that have helped other people on similar journeys. If you feel you need to make a change in direction, I am there to support you.
More information about how counseling can help and the different types available can be found at the BACP website
Some frequently asked questions about counselling are answered in this video