A bit about counselling...
Counselling provides a safe and confidential place with a trained therapist, where you can talk about the things in your life that are causing you difficulty.
Life's problems are many and varied - relationship issues, work related issues, redundancy, divorce, loss and bereavement, transition, life changes - many things can bring people to counselling.
Counselling is an opportunity to explore whatever is a problem for you, in a safe and respectful space.
It's also a means of working with someone who is really listening to you, and with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged.
In our working together, you can develop a better understanding of your feelings and your thoughts, and at the same time identify what you would like to change and how you might go about this.
When life gets difficult, it's easy to lose sight of our own strengths and inner resources. Counselling is a way of finding these strengths again, and using them to help work towards our goals.
The person centred way of working is based on the work of Carl Rogers, a therapist who believed that as human beings we are all unique individuals with a huge capacity for growth and change. This also means that we are capable of fulfilling our whole potential and living a full and meaningful life.
Who is counselling for?
Counselling is useful and beneficial for just about everybody.
In order to get the most out of life, we need to understand and be accepting of ourselves.
In particular, if you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or feeling like you're just not being your "true self", then counselling can help.
What benefits can be expected?
Most people find that they become more accepting of themselves.
They develop a stronger self confidence and a higher self-esteem.
Counselling can help you to explore your own values and beliefs, helping you to build a stronger sense of the "real you", and enabling you to deal more readily and confidently with life issues.