Counselling

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment.

 

Counselling is not just for talking about problems or issues that are causing you concerns. Some people use talking therapies to help them to cope with specific difficulties, such as serious illness, bereavement, anxiety or depression, whereas other people may use counselling for personal growth and development in a safe and supportive environment.  There are a number of reasons why people will seek counselling: it is not at all necessary to have a ‘problem’ to find counselling useful.

 

Lack of clarity often brings anxiety so the aim of counselling is to free the person being counselled to live more fully and such fuller living comes through action.

 

Everybody’s needs are unique; therefore some counselling sessions can last from 2 to 6 sessions or more depending on your needs.  This will be discussed and agreed during the first session. This relationship is developed on trust and respect which is important in any mutual therapeutic relationship.

 

As well as helping the client with their specific goals or difficulties, clients who come for counselling may also make improvements in quality of life such as:

 

- Increased ability to express themselves

- Improved relationship with other people

- Increase self-esteem

 

Below is a list of issues I work with:

 

Grief and Loss

Anxiety

Stress

Confidence

Low Self-esteem

Anger management

Relationship issues

Emotional and Physical Abuse

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia 

Self-harm

Addiction

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

And more

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