At certain times in our life we experience problems that do not lend themselves to a ready solution. Sometimes we need help to work through issues, or to view them from a different perspective.
During counselling I will work with you to explore your issue. We will look at the situation you are currently facing, establish how you would prefer the situation to be and work together to find a way to reach this goal.
Whilst we cannot always make things perfect, it is usually possible to improve on a current situation and make any situation more manageable.
You may be experiencing a time in your life when you are not feeling as happy as you would like. Sometimes there are specific problems we need to address. At other times the stresses and pressures of life just seem to bear down on us, causing a general feeling of not being oneself.
Responsibilities at work or home, divorce, bereavement, relationship problems, ill health, trauma and addiction can all take their toll on our ability to cope.
What Problems Can Counselling Help?
Counselling can be used to assist with many specific issues such as trauma, stress, addiction, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, life changes, sexuality and work issues. It can also be used to work through other less specific, but equally daunting challenges, such as 'Why do I feel dissatisfied with life?', 'Where do I go from here?', 'What do I want from life?'
What Benefits Can Be Expected?
The benefit of counselling is that it puts you back in control of your emotions. Whilst we cannot always make things perfect, it is usually possible to improve on a current situation and make any situation more manageable. Together we can work through your issue and help you to find a way forward. Exploration of ourselves can sometimes be painful. My involvement in a process that may cause pain is acceptable to me as I believe it to be an investment in a happier and healthier future.
I can help you to make sense of your experiences, past or present and support you in any decision making you wish to undertake. I can offer strategies for those who wish to evoke change or simply an empathic ear for those who want to talk an issue through in confidence.