What Is Counselling?
There are times in your life when you need to talk through the things that are bothering you with someone outside of your friends and family who is unbiased, uncritical and non-judgemental.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy which provides an opportunity for you to talk in confidence about the problems, thoughts, emotions and behaviours which are interfering with your life.
As your counsellor I will listen to you with my full attention, with understanding and compassion, and without judging you. The aim of counselling is to help you to make changes to whatever it is you feel is not working in your life.
You may seek counselling because something in your life is confusing, distressing or uncomfortable - it may be that you have a general feeling of uneasiness or anxiety; or you are prey to persistent unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours; or it may be something specific such as a bereavement, redundancy, difficulties in a particular personal relationship, or an issue about sex or sexuality. Or you may be suffering from the after-effects of abuse, or of a recent or childhood trauma.
Some of the reasons people give for seeking counselling are:
- Abuse - emotional, financial, mental, physical, sexual
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Bereavement, grief or loss
- Boarding school recovery
- Family concerns
- Lack of meaning and purpose
- Relationship Difficulties