Counselling is a form of talking therapy. Evidence suggests that talking things out with someone can be highly beneficial. It can be therapeutic just to voice out loud concerns which may have been on your mind for a long time and hearing how they sound. It can also be therapeutic just to know that someone is sitting there, really listening to you, and not judging.
You can use counselling for an in-depth look at who you are, how you behave, how you relate to others, identify patterns and reshape your life for good. But counselling can also work in the short-term: sometimes you just need a couple of sessions to figure out what's going on in your life or inside your head.
I have supported clients through a range of issues including:
addiction, and addiction of loved ones
body image issues
low self-esteem and self-confidence
stress and conflict in the workplace
illness, and illness of loved ones
Sometimes, we don't even really know what's wrong, but it feels good to make time for yourself to sort things out. Or to just dump everything you're feeling in a confidential and safe space, and just let it all out.
The experience of counselling can vary depending on who you're working with. Different topics also come up for us at different times in our lives. So counselling can be something that you come back to at different points, with different counsellors, or a different approach. If you’ve had therapy before and would like to come back to it, we can discuss what your needs are this time around, and how I can support you as you keep moving forward with your therapeutic journey.