"You may have found yourself here because you want to change something in your life, or you may simply want to explore your thoughts and feelings in more depth, and you need a confidential and safe space to do this with someone who is unbiased".
It may be that...
You feel unable to speak to your partner/friends/family about your personal issues
You feel the weight on your shoulders is just overwhelming
You may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint
Whatever your reason, you are taking a bold step forward
Common subjects that can be addressed in counselling with me include the following:
Anxiety - Bereavement - Bullying - Mental health
Relationships - Trauma - Self esteem - Stress
What happens in a session?
Each session is generally tailored to you, the client, and your needs and goals. I will not be telling you what to do, but instead I will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. We would look to create a plan of action together to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.
Counselling with me could give you...
Help to uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems
Tools to help you on your journey
A better understanding of yourself
When it comes to counselling there are a range of different approaches or therapies that can be used, and as an integrative counsellor, I do just that, favouring Person Centred, Creativity and Gestalt modes.
But at the very core of what I would do with you would be to ensure I was non-judgmental, engage in a deep, attentive listening without presuppositions and to establish a supportive, trusting and cooperative relationship.
You are at the very centre of the process and the most important person in it!