Counselling aims to help you deal with – and overcome – issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
Counselling can help you:
Cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
Explore issues such as sexual identity
Deal with issues preventing you from achieving your ambitions
Deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and learn to have a more positive outlook on life
Deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
Understand yourself and your problems better
Feel more confident
Develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view
Psychotherapy focuses on deep seated issues stemming from childhood which are preventing you from fulfilling your potential and living and enjoying your life. These issues may include:
Repeated patterns of negative behaviour
An inability to make or stay in relationships
Chronic low self-esteem and depression
I will respect your views and support you to understand what is going on for you. A common fear is that the process is painful and uncomfortable. However, as we continue to work together you should gradually start to feel better and will find that your session can be enjoyable!
In most cases it takes a number of sessions before therapy starts to make a difference and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.