Counselling  – for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, abuse, eating problems.  You may have a specific issue you feel ‘stuck’ with, or just a general sense of unhappiness or un-ease. 

Counselling is a space for you, with a trained and experienced professional, to explore what is troubling you and to help you feel less ‘stuck’. Counselling is not about telling you what to do; it is about helping you find your answers, whatever they may be. Counselling is a fantastic life tool, that can help us to make better sense of our lives and ourselves, to perhaps enable us to live as well as we can.

I use a variety of approaches in my counselling work, including EMDR, some CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques, mindfulness, psychodynamic and existential ideas. What this means is that I will adapt my approach to what best works for you, which may be an exploration of your childhood and the factors that shaped who you are today, or it may be looking at your thoughts and how they are affecting your experience of life.

I have twelve years experience of counselling and I have worked in a wide range of counselling services; both brief services and long term work.

We will usually agree a set time to meet on a weekly basis for up to six weeks (though you can review this at any point). Weekly sessions are charged at £40 each and take place at Stewkley Mindfulness Centre, High Street South, Stewkley LU7 0HR

It is a good idea to contact your GP if you are having distressing thoughts about harming yourself.
This link is to a film about overcoming suicidal thoughts: http://www.connectingwithpeople.org/ucancope
To contact the Samaritans phone 08457 90 90 90  www.samaritans.org

Contact Patricia by emailing: patricia@space4you.org.uk