If you are reading this it is likely that you are experiencing some kind of distress or would like to make some type of change in your life and feel that you need some support. You may find that family and friends try to help when you have problems and this may be sufficient. Sometimes, however, you may need to talk things over with someone uninvolved in your life, someone who is skilled in counselling, to help you to overcome your difficulties.
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to discuss and explore anything which is troubling you with a qualified Counsellor. I am able to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to you so that you can try to understand what you are feeling. You could learn about the triggers to your feelings and develop ways of coping when you are finding life difficult. Crucially you will be able to explore ways that you could make some changes to live in a more satisfying way.
Counselling is not just for resolving problems. Counselling can also help you to realise your potential and can be used for personal development, for example to improve or change your career prospects or to explore your personal and professional goals. It can help you decide what you want out of life.
Does Counselling Work?
You may be unsure about whether counselling can help. In fact, research has shown that counselling is helpful (see Pybis et al., 2017 for further reading)*. Counselling can help you to feel better and can help you to understand yourself. After counselling people often find that they are able to make changes in their lives or to accept how things are.
An important factor in the success of counselling is the therapeutic relationship the client and counsellor develop. If you feel that you can’t talk to your Counsellor or feel persistently misunderstood then it is unlikely that the counselling will progress. It is, therefore, important to find the right Counsellor for you. I am happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have about counselling and the way I work or my experience and qualifications so that you can decide if you would like to work with me.
*Pybis et al. (2017)