Below are the most common questions I get asked.
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Counselling is an umbrella name for "Talking Therapies" where a qualified counsellor gives you the space to discuss your problems, worries and any difficult feelings you are experiencing in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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.
Counselling (also known as therapy) can mean different things to different people, but generally, it is something you seek when you want to change a certain aspect of your life, need support, or because you want to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings more closely.
All of us are different, and so therapy, and the support offered, will vary depending on your situation. Counselling and the techniques involved will be tailored to you.
Counsellling gives you the space to say stuff out loud. To be the person you really are. Most of us change on the inside, but continue to present a mask on the outside. Counselling is a space for you to drop any masks and to share your innermost fears and desires. I will not judge you, no matter what has happened or what you want.
If you are honest with yourself, would you agree with me that 99% of our problems are our thoughts? (Relationships take two people having thoughts)
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. 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.
The only guarantee I can give you is that 'Everything changes'.
Do you know the best thing about life?... Everything changes! Do you know the worst thing about life? ...Everything changes!
I am fully committed to trying to help improve your wellbeing and your life.