Life can throw us many challenges, which often we just put up with, finding a way to live with them. But there can be events – or even moments – that leave us fighting for breath. Feelings of shame or failure that we cannot seem to shift, or a sense of dread and foreboding, which may leave us struggling with everyday life. Perhaps the death of a loved one, conflict with family, friends or colleagues, or a significant life change such as divorce or redundancy has caused you to feel off balance. This is where counselling may help.
Making the decision to see a counsellor can take an immense amount of courage – to acknowledge that you may need some help in talking through and making sense of some of the feelings causing you pain. Choosing a counsellor can be difficult too: can you trust this person to help you feel safe, heard and respected?
I believe that you are the expert on your life, but perhaps I can help you see things through a different lens, and together we can gain a deeper understanding, finding a way through to you building a better life.
I offer a safe, warm and empathetic environment, where together we can explore your thoughts and feelings. We may look at understanding what is happening in your life now, perhaps linking that back to your early relationships and experiences, or we may focus on one or two areas which are currently challenging you, but we will always go at a pace that is right for you.
I have worked with many adults who have sought help to talk through the difficulties they are experiencing, and I understand that everyone’s story is unique. I will never regard you as just a diagnosis or disorder, but will work with you and adapt my approach to suit you and your individual needs. I hold the belief that we all have the potential for change and growth, but that sometimes this needs to be nurtured.