Counselling is beneficial for anyone who wants to take some positive steps for their own sense of wellbeing. That might be as a regular part of self-care. It might be to work on something specific. It may be that they just feel they don't know where else to turn.
Today's hectic world means that we all go through times when we feel overwhelmed. It's normal to have these struggles. If you are struggling, it's OK to reach out and ask for help. In fact, the earlier you take that first small step towards asking for help and addressing these feelings, the sooner you can start to bring about those much longed for changes and begin to enjoy life more fully. I won't judge you, whatever your reason for reaching out. Everyone is entitled to be really listened to and heard so they can begin to heal.
Counselling is unlike any other relationship. The sole focus is on you and it will be one of the very few times in your life when someone is 100% on your side. For some people that can feel like being wrapped up in a warm comforting blanket, for others it can feel empowering, sometimes frustrating but always your needs will be central in everything that happens so that you can move forward in which ever way is right for you.
About why people might go to therapy...
There are an unlimited number of reasons that people seek out therapy.
Here is a list of selected reasons that you might relate to...
Can you relate to any of these? I can help you.
About the benefits…
After therapy you might expect to feel:
Would you like the opportunity to experience these?
About my practice…
I work with individual adults and offer unlimited sessions. Sessions are for 50 minutes.
To get the most out of therapy, and for us to identify the areas you want to work on, it is really important for us to develop a strong relationship. For this reason, I would strongly advise; if at all possible, that you commit to weekly sessions for the first 4-6 weeks. After this point, you can choose how often you want to attend therapy. Sometimes, it can feel quite difficult during those first few weeks, and things can feel as though they are getting worse rather than better, but this is part of the process, so deciding to commit will help you through that time. After those initial weeks, the pacing and frequency is up to you. You may choose to continue weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, or indeed just when you feel it would be helpful to "touch base" and have some "you time".
I work as a Person-Centred therapist. This style of therapy gives the opportunity to talk through any personal issues that are impacting on your emotional wellbeing. It is one of the humanistic therapies and focusses on increasing self-awareness and facilitating personal growth.
I am here and ready to walk alongside you in your journey. I will keep you at the very heart of every session, ensuring that you feel free to say whatever is on your mind without criticism or judgement.