Why counselling?

Sometimes life, or certain parts of it, can be tough. Things that happen to us, or those around us, can affect us in different ways. It might be confusing and disorientating, making us feel out of sorts; out of control and not ourselves. There may be sadness and anger, feelings of guilt and frustration, shock or numbness – among many other feelings.

Perhaps you're at a stage where you want to look at certain parts of you, or things that are happening, or have happened. Or you could be looking forward, unsure of which way to go.

These times are when counselling might be worth considering; talking and sharing may help you make better sense of things. Counselling can provide you with the space to be yourself, to work through your thoughts and feelings safely, without judgement and to talk and to really be heard, in confidence.

Loss and bereavement, or issues linked to relationships or divorce; self-esteem and confidence; sadness, depression, loneliness, anxiety; mental health, stress; self-harm; work or study; addiction and gender/sexuality are just some of the things I can work through with you, but I can support you with whatever you are finding difficult.

Perhaps you feel life is meaningless, or that you're worthless, and you may feel there's no one to turn to, or that you’ve reached a crisis point. And it’s whatever you’re finding difficult that matters; everyone is different in how they respond and deal with difficulties in life.

As a result of counselling, you can hopefully feel lighter, clearer with your thoughts and feelings and better within yourself, more confident and able to cope and manage things.