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How counselling can help
The fact that you have arrived at this website indicates that you are concerned about an issue.  It may be that something doesn’t feel right at the moment, or it may be something you’ve been contemplating talking about for many years.  Perhaps something that was manageable has become overwhelming, and your usual ways of coping are not having the same effect on your wellbeing.  You might find yourself withdrawn, irritable, angry, or lonely.  You may not be sleeping well.  You may be experiencing difficulties in one or many of your relationships.

At times like this, some people feel that therapy is an effective way for them to acknowledge and appreciate difficulties in their lives, and to work towards resolving those difficulties.

It is important that you feel comfortable with your choice of therapist.  I am happy to have a chat with you before you make your decision, so please do contact me to get a feel for whether we could work together.

The Relationship
Being in a relationship is being human.  We start life connected to another human and throughout our lives we interact with and relate to others.  This can sometimes become complicated and emotionally confusing, depending on how we experienced relationships in our early years. 

The relationship with a counsellor has been found to be one of the key factors in successful outcomes of therapy.  It is important that you, as a client, can feel comfortable and safe, and although trust may take time to establish, you should be able to get a feel for this in the early sessions.  I am non-judgemental, calm, open and warm and I believe these qualities will help develop your trust and our relationship to ultimately bring a good outcome for you.
Could you benefit?
There are many reasons why you and others could benefit from talking to someone:

  • Are you feeling stuck, or fearful of change?
  • Do you feel out of touch with your feelings?
  • Have you experienced the same difficulties over many years?
  • Have you experienced a traumatic life event, such as sexual abuse, illness, an accident or divorce?
  • Do you feel ashamed or embarrassed to speak to family or friends about how you've been feeling?
  • Have you suffered a bereavement?
  • Do you find it difficult to relax and to stop worrying?
  • Do you experience physical symptoms/tension, potentially related to stress?
  • Do you find it difficult to relate to others at the moment?
  • Are you excessively using drugs, food, sex or alcohol?

It can be isolating to worry about these thoughts, feelings and behaviours alone.  I can work with you on worries such as these, as well as on diagnosed mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks/disorder, bipolar disorder, abuse, family & relationship issues, bereavement, attachment disorder, eating disorder, addiction, personality disorder, postnatal depression and phobias.

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Confusion
As a counsellor, I am not able to make a mental health diagnosis, but I am certainly open to talking through any symptoms you feel you have, as well as your fears and concerns over what they may mean. 

Although much more is known about mental health, it can be confusing and isolating worrying about your own mental health difficulties.  While having a label can benefit some people by offering a form of relief and a hope for the right treatment, it can also be extremely difficult to come to terms with, and may result in feelings of anger or powerlessness. 

However, any condition, physical or mental, is not all that you are.  A great deal of freedom can come from acknowledging and accepting another part of your whole self.
What is Counselling?
Have a look at the Counselling Directory's website, for more information about what you may be ​​
embarking on should you decide to seek counselling support....