Counselling With Me

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Gain relief from what you are holding inside

We ALL struggle at times


It is perfectly ok, and often very wise, to seek support when we are having a tough time.


Counselling with me offers you a safe space to reflect upon your experiences and your needs, without being judged.  


I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.  


Experiential 


You may feel lost, adrift or unsure of your direction or purpose.


You maybe experiencing anxiety, feel overwhelmed and have a sense of not being in control of yourself.


You may feel the need to make sense of, or find relief from, uncomfortable feelings and behaviours that you find yourself caught up in or repeating through your life.


You are good enough 


Counselling with me can help to clarify and support you through many of life's difficult and distressing experiences, including helping you to recognise and effectively address your inner critic, that inside voice that tells you that you are not good enough.


Relationships 

 

Developing our capacity for self-compassion can increase our resilience, and ultimately improve our quality of life.   


Together, we can help you to make sense of what your experiences mean to you, address internal conflicts, and help you to gain, or regain, a sense of ownership of your life. 


Empowering 


The process of counselling is experiential and collaborative. We work together at your pace to ensure you gain maximum therapeutic benefit.



New Perspectives

As children, we are creative; we play, dream, imagine and explore. Working creatively allows us to encompass all of these elements that the inhibitions and barriers of adulthood may have now blocked. Finding new ways to look at things and explore what they mean for us can be liberating.



Walk and Talk  

Exercise can help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improving our mood as well as our physical health. 

Finding the motivation to go and exercise, or even get outside, is not always that easy so having a 'Walk and Talk' session maybe the answer for you. Getting outdoors for a walk in nature can naturally improve our mental health. It can get things moving for us physically and it can also help us to become 'unstuck'  as we find head space for clearer thought processes. 


'Walk and Talk' will not be appropriate for everyone so please feel free to enquire for more details if this way of working interests you.


My extensive professional training allows me to use aspects of various models of therapies - 'one-size' does not fit all.  How we work together will be tailored to suit your needs, and ultimately whatever you are most comfortable with.


Over the years, I have worked therapeutically with thousands of people experiencing many issues, including those relating to; 


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationships
  • Menopause
  • Mid-life 
  • Long-term health issues 
  • Feelings of anger,  guilt or shame
  • Trauma 
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse 
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work related stress 
  • Coping with change


No matter what you have been through, your experiences do not define who you are.



Please see my 'Qualifications & Training' page for further information about my professional training and experience. 




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''Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love'' - Brene Brown