What is counselling and how can it help?

  • Counselling can help those whose health and enjoyment of life is affected by whole range of issues and personal problems that can arise at any time of life.
  • People come for counselling for a variety of different reasons and during the sessions you will be encouraged to explore various aspects of your life, and the feelings and thoughts connected with them, in a way that is not always possible with friends or family.
  • You may be aware of repeating patterns of behaviour that are affecting your wellbeing.
  • You may have to adjust to a loss such as a bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Such situations can cause anxiety, stress, and loss of personal confidence and self-esteem.
  • If you are a carer of someone who is unwell because of mental health issues it is often difficult to make sense of your own thoughts and feelings  when you are focussing on the person being caring for, which may lead to  feelings of guilt and confusion when thinking about your own needs.
  • You may find that past issues and childhood experiences have links with things that cause difficulties in the present.
  • Understanding these, their origin and the unconscious effect they have on you can improve how you cope with your life and help you gain back some control.
  • As your counsellor I will neither judge nor offer advice but listen to how you describe your world and  help you to gain an in-depth understanding of conscious and unconscious thought processes and patterns, which enables, often dramatic changes for the better.

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