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What is Counselling?

Counselling offers you the time and space to explore what’s happening for you. Through being listened to, understood and getting your thoughts & feelings out in a safe and confidential space you can begin to better understand your life, relationships and experiences. Working together with a qualified counsellor can help you to make sense of what’s going on for you and come to your own decisions about the best way forward.

There are many different counsellors out there, working in a variety of different ways but it’s important you find someone you feel comfortable with and that you feel you can trust. I will work with you, helping you to explore your situation, creating an environment where change can happen.

Counselling can be long term or short term, depending on your needs. Long term or open-ended counselling normally continues on a regular basis until you reach a stage where you feel ready to work towards ending therapy. Short term or time-limited therapy may be appropriate where a specific issue needs to be addressed. We will discuss this in our initial session and review regularly as the therapy progresses.

Counselling can help with many difficult life problems - from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours. Below are examples of some of these:

  • Abuse

  • Addictions

  • Adoption

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Cancer

  • Careers

  • Child related issues

  • Cultural issues

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Disability

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional distress

  • Financial debt

  • Health related issues

  • Infertility

  • Life skills

  • Loss

  • Obsessions and obsessive     compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Personal development

  • Phobias

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Pregnancy related issues

  • Redundancy

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Sex related issues

  • Sexual abuse

  • Sexual identity

  • Sexuality

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Suicidal feelings

  • Trauma

  • Work related issues

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