Constant worrying can leave you feeling both mentally and physically exhausted. It can be daunting asking for help and very often people view this as a sign of weakness – however, this is not the case. Asking for help is a sign of personal strength and courage; it shows that you want to make positive changes to improve your life.
As an Integrative Counsellor, my work is based on honesty and equality. Working creatively, I draw from other therapeutic approaches to suit your personal needs. I do not give advice and I won’t tell you what to do. Only you know what hurts, so together we will help you find the courage to accept yourself. By increasing your self-knowledge, you will learn how to listen to yourself, trust your intuition and be kind to yourself. Once you have started to value yourself, you will be able to make healthier choices and put a positive vision into action.
What will be expected of you?
You will be encouraged to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential place, free from any critical judgments. This will enable you to get a better understanding of your distress, so you can find your own solution.
How long will it take?
Everybody is different. Some people may only need a few sessions, but for others, the process may take a little longer. We will agree on an initial number of sessions, meeting on a weekly basis with regular reviews to see how you are feeling.
How can counselling help you?
“Counselling changes lives”, says The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It can have a positive impact on your mental well-being for many emotional difficulties, which could include high levels of work-related stress, negative life events, domestic abuse, addictions and depression.
Common areas that can be addressed within counselling include addictions, bereavement, bullying, illness, mental health, relationships, trauma, as well as stress, anxiety and self-esteem.
If you would like to find out more about counselling, you can book a free 15-minute telephone call or send me an email.