Can Counselling Help Me?
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons and at different stages in life.
Maybe you’re finding it hard to cope with difficult feelings that you don’t understand, but can’t ignore, and which stop you from leading a satisfying life. Feelings like depression, anxiety, anger, shame or jealousy can affect every aspect of life yet be difficult to talk over with family and friends.
Do you have a particular issue you wish to address or a decision you are struggling with that feels overwhelming and you want some help in finding clarity about?
Perhaps you need help in looking at long-standing issues or traumas, or to make sense of painful events or losses whether in your current life or earlier in life.
You may be looking for help in how to manage in relationships, which just don’t seem to be working. Or perhaps to understand why you behave in certain ways that don’t seem helpful to leading the life you want?
Sometimes any of us simply need extra support to get through a difficult time.
What I offer is a non-judgmental and confidential space in which we can effectively work with whatever you bring. Each person is unique and we work collaboratively in the best way to suit you.
Even when you feel bleak and helpless, you don’t have to struggle alone. Recognising when you need help and asking for it isn’t weakness, it is a strength to reach out and offer yourself hope. Having someone to share these thoughts with can be a real first step towards change.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, below are some examples but this is by no means a definitive list:
- Anxiety, stress, ‘difficult to switch off’
- Relationship problems
- Loss – Bereavement, miscarriage, divorce or separation
- Depression, seasonal affected disorder, persistent sadness, unable to face life, isolation
- Life changes – leaving home, marriage, children, ’empty nest’, end of working life
- Menopause – physical changes, emotional responses
- Health – illness, loss/change of ability, surgery
- Abuse – sexual, physical or emotional abuse
- Low self-esteem or low self-confidence
- Ageing, mortality
- Difficult feelings – shame, guilt, anger, jealousy
- Work / study issues – stress, burnout, redundancy, bullying
- Unresolved issues from earlier life
- Personal growth/development