What is Counselling? Well, Counselling is so much more than just talking and listening (as you may do with a friend). Counselling allows you to take a step back and see things in a different way. It can help you understand yourself better, helping you make sense of how we think and feel; as well as what you believe and how you behave.
Counselling enables you to see what is really going on in your life, helping you to untangle your thoughts and think more clearly. As things become clearer, you will be able to start to come to conclusions as to how or what you want to change, accept things that maybe can’t be changed or you simply don’t want to alter.
Counselling offers you a place where you don’t have to worry about hurting or upsetting me. You don’t have to filter what you say or pretend you don’t feel the way that you do. It’s a chance to be honest, open and free to talk about how things really are for you, without the fear of being judged.
People seek counselling for lots of different reasons including feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, difficult life events or just loosing touch with who you are.
You don’t have to have hit rock bottom before coming to counselling. It can be about preventing things getting that bad! Counselling really is the very best form of self-care that I can think of.
Other ways that counselling can help include:
- Better sleep
- Feeling less isolated
- Being more assertive
- Understand who you are
- More able to communicate what you need from the people around you
- Finding your inner strength and being confident to use it
- Better self esteem
- In control of overthinking or out of control thoughts
- Increased confidence
- Better relationships
- Feeling calmer
- Being more comfortable in your own skin
- Greater sense of well-being
- New direction
- In control of overspending, overeating, drinking too much
- Feeling more motivated
- Not being so hard or critical of yourself
I won’t tell you what to do but I will support you every step of the way in a caring, down to earth and compassionate way. Find out a little bit more about me and how I can help you.
You don’t have to continue to struggle alone, Contact me today to arrange an initial meeting.