If you feel something is affecting you in your life right now that you may not feel comfortable sharing with others, counselling could help. Counselling is about giving yourself permission to express those feelings. My role as your counsellor is to accept you as you are without judgement and I will always strive to be real with you. You will then hopefully feel safe enough to share with me how you are truly feeling rather than how you ‘should’ be. By exploring what is going for you right now we can get a better understanding of where your feelings stem from. They may originate from something that happened to you in the past, perhaps even as far back as your childhood. Some feelings, such as anger, fear, guilt and shame, may have been played a role at some point in your life and are may still be affecting you today. Becoming more aware of why you feel the way you do and how it affects your behaviour means you can reflect on how these emotioins could be affecting your relationships and family dynamics. You may realise that there are some feelings you don’t have to feel anymore, you can now choose how to feel. And you don’t have to do it alone. Together, we will support you in finding more positive ways of managing your feelings and being in harmony with yourself.
You may ask how long will it take? And the answer is that it is different for everybody, there is no set time in which these awarenesses happen. I will provide you with the emotional support you feel you need and shall leave it up to you to decide when you’ve got what you want out of therapy.
Working with adult and young clients to help them feel more in control of their lives is a privilege for me. Over the years I have worked with a variety of issues such as self-harm, anxiety, frauma-related disorders such as bipolar, borderlines personality disorder and PTSD, bullying, depression, low self-confidence, relationship issues, eating disorders and many more.
If you would to have a chat for more information and for fees, just get in touch with me on one of the above-listed contact details.
My work is based on the person-centred therapy (PCT) at the heart of which is the concept that we have the ability to fully tap into our potential given the right conditions. Our past experiences can cause us to lose this ability to a certain extent. By talking things through in counselling, our ability to strive for a more fulfilled life can be restored.
“PCT is a form of talk-psychotherapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self wherein they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected and make an effort to find their true positive potential. In this technique, therapists create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating congruence (genuineness), empathy, and unconditional positive regard toward their clients while using a non-directive approach. This aids clients in finding their own solutions to their problems.” (Wikipedia)