Why Choose Counselling?

I am primarily a person centred counsellor. Counselling gives the opportunity and time to talk through whatever is concerning or troubling you without being judged or told what to do, because counselling is not the same as giving advice. One-to-one sessions can provide clarity, understanding and insight, helping you work through problems and build up emotional resilience.

To get the best from counselling, sessions are usually on a weekly basis. In a safe, supportive and relaxed atmosphere you can explore any feelings and difficulties you may be experiencing.

You are in the driving seat and are free talk about anything that you feel is important to you at the time. We work at a pace you feel comfortable with and have an informal review of aims and progress every 6 sessions.

Often people choose a professional counsellor as it allows an opportunity to talk through difficulties with someone who is not emotionally close. In addition to gaining insight into your own world, you may also get a better understanding of why other people say and act in the way they do.

An aim of counselling therapy is to get as full an understanding of a client's present position as possible. Together we look at what you hope to achieve through counselling. As such, person centred counselling is not about reducing a client's situation to a list of problems. That said, you may find it useful to know that counselling can be beneficial over a range of issues such as;

  • Improving self esteem
  • Dealing with anxiety
  • Building confidence
  • Men's issues
  • Mental health
  • Managing depression
  • Emotional well being
  • Counselling for men
  • Life changes
  • Loss
  • Sexuality
  • Better understanding of self
  • Embarrassment
  • Shame
  • Loneliness
  • Relationships
  • Relationship counselling
  • Work life
  • Stress
  • Overcoming stage fright
  • Home life
  • Trauma
  • Social isolation
  • Negative thoughts
  • Reducing self imposed limitations to enable a more meaningful life
  • Loss of identity

Of course there are many reasons why people decide counselling is right for them. Often the way we are feeling does not fit neatly into one category. Whatever the reason you may consider counselling, therapy is about finding the right way forwards for you - tailored to your unique needs and situation.