How Counselling Can Help

Although many of us are fortunate enough to have supportive family-members and friends, some issues are much easier to discuss with someone who does not know us personally.  People who care about us can often think they know what’s best and find it difficult to let us find our own way.  In addition, family and friends may sometimes get upset and overwhelmed, if they don’t know how to handle what we’re going through.

A counsellor can offer a safe, confidential and neutral space to work through the situation or emotion which you are struggling to come to terms with.   I am able to offer empathy and understanding, and to listen without judgement.  Through the process of us working together, you should be able to make more sense of your situation (or your emotions) and feel supported while you find your own way forward.

From a personal point of view, counselling has increased my self-awareness, giving me a better understanding of myself, and why I am the way I am.  I have also developed a bit of self-confidence and have been able to make some significant changes to my lifestyle and the way I think about things.  Most importantly, I have been able to make peace with my past and now find it easier to accept the things I can’t change in current situations.  It has certainly changed my life for the better and I find it hugely rewarding to see others benefit from it too.