You know what hurts and You know what is helpful and unhelpful
I work from the person-centred approach which sees you as the expert- you know what hurts and you know what is helpful and unhelpful. My job is to help develop an honest, genuine relationship which allows you to feel accepted, understood and valued, so that together we can explore your world, gain understanding and process whatever comes up.
- It’s confidential (with a few exceptions, which will be explained to you).
- It’s based on understanding, not judgment.
- It’s led by you- we focus on whatever you want to focus on, and work at your own pace.
You may find that counselling helps by:
- Providing a sense of relief from sharing some of your burden
- Improving your understanding of yourself and your problems
- Helping you fathom out a solution
- Helping you to accept and value yourself
- Offering you support while you go through a crisis
- Revealing how you are in relationships, and why the same things keep happening
- Processing difficult feelings and experiences
Some people come to counselling with a particular issue, others come knowing something is wrong, but not knowing exactly what. Sometimes it’s lots of things. Your problems may stem from your past, present or future. Everybody’s situation is unique, but to give you an idea of what counselling can help with, here are some of the issues I have worked with over the years:
- Abusive relationships
- Family & relationship problems
- Health issues
- Loss & change
- LGBTQI+ issues
- Relationship breakups & divorce
- Self esteem
- Self harm
- Work related issues