About Counselling 

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy offer a secure and confidential environment where you can openly discuss what is troubling you with a qualified professional. Through this process, you are supported in exploring your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, fostering deeper self-awareness and empathy towards yourself and others. It can help you work through complex emotions and find ways to cope with them. Counselling also helps identify unhelpful patterns in your thinking and behaviour and a space to explore ways to change them if desired.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult life events and trauma, work-related stress, grief, shame and relationship issues.

Counsellors do not give personal opinions or advice, nor do we prescribe medication. Instead, we support your journey to discover your own solutions, develop self-awareness and live a more fulfilled life.

Person-Centred Counselling

Person-centred therapy is a form of talk therapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the mid-20th century. This approach emphasises your capacity for growth and self-direction. In person-centred therapy, the therapist creates a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you will feel valued, understood, and accepted. The focus is on your own experience, allowing you to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without fear of criticism or judgment. Person-centred therapy is used to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and personal development.

Complex Trauma

Complex trauma is when an individual experiences traumatic experiences, often over an extended period, leading to a merging or blurring of those experiences in their memory and emotional processing. This can result in a range of psychological and emotional difficulties that are more complex and challenging to address compared to single traumatic incidents.  Some common causes include:

These factors, when experienced over an extended period and without adequate care, support or resources for coping and recovery, can contribute to the development of complex trauma.