Counselling is an umbrella name for "Talking Therapies" where a qualified counsellor gives their professional assistance in helping you to resolve your personal, social or psychological problems and difficulties. Counselling is available to all, including adults, children and families. Here is an introduction to counselling and an overview of the types of counselling therapy I offer.
Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is part and parcel of being human. Unlike animals, our thought processes rely on far more than instinct alone.
Because of this, there is scope for the way we think to become a problem and to affect our emotions. If we go back a few hundred years, we can see that psychological issues were approached with fear and unnecessarily invasive treatments. Thanks to the evolution of science and technology, we now have a clearer understanding of the human brain and are able to look at these issues in a different way.
Today, the art of talking therapies such as counselling, are used to help people come to terms with many problems they are facing, with an ultimate aim of overcoming them.
I totally appreciate why you may ask "Can you 'fix' me?" or "Can you 'heal' me?" After all, if my computer was broken, I would want it repaired and returned in perfect working order. Before I qualified and became a therapist, I read endless self help books to try to 'DIY Fix myself'.
However life is unpredictable. In fact I can make a statement now that I believe is true. And that is, Everything changes.