About Counselling

It is a fact that most of us will experience emotional problems at some point during our lifetime and we won't always be equipped, or feel able, to deal with these on our own.  Maybe you are currently in this situation?

  • We may find ourselves so pressured to meet external demands - such as jobs, friends or those who depend on us - that we try to ignore these problems and carry on regardless.
  • We may experience a sense of shame that if other people knew we were struggling to cope they might think we were inadequate.

  • We may have been taught that keeping a stiff upper lip is the best way to deal with life’s problems and that being emotional simply isn’t in our DNA.

  • We may find that our body starts to display physical symptoms as a result of the emotional strain we’re under.
  • We may even feel we’ve exhausted all options for dealing with our problems or that we wish we’d never been born or that we could somehow disappear altogether.

If any of the above sounds familiar to you - or for someone close to you - the good news is that help is available right now in the form of counselling.  Counselling is a longstanding and proven way of offering non-judgemental help with emotional issues.  To receive counselling is to spend time with someone who is not only trained to listen to what you’re saying, but who will commit to understanding your situation and be alongside you for support.  Your counsellor will help you acknowledge the issues you are facing; help you make sense of your feelings; and be your Guide as you look at things from a different perspective.

Of course none of us is able to fix every problem we face during our lifetime.  However, counselling offers us an opportunity to spotlight those things we can change.  It also helps us find the strength to accept the things we’re unable to influence; and to move on by making the best of what we have.

Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Psychotherapeutic Counselling is a type of counselling therapy that will help you become aware of any repeating patterns in your life and how previous experiences and relationships may be contributing unconsciously to you being caught in an unhelpful cycle of events.  As you and your Psychotherapeutic Counsellor work together you will have the opportunity to use your own relationship to mirror something of your wider world, both current and past.

"Yesterday is about experience, tomorrow is about hope;
today is about moving from one to the other.
The happiest people on earth don't have everything;
they make the best of everything they have."