About Counselling

Counselling is a place for you to talk in confidence about issues or problems that might be affecting you. Coming to counselling is a courageous step, particularly if you are dealing with difficult or overwhelming feelings. I aim to create a safe and trusting space, and value the relationship between client and therapist as the most crucial element.

People come to counselling for lots of different reasons. Sometimes we feel down, depressed, angry, or that anxiety is taking over our lives. Maybe we feel stuck – in a relationship, job, or just with life in general. Perhaps, we are struggling with a knock to our confidence or a lack of self-esteem. Whatever it is that may be making us unhappy, I am fully aware of how hard it can be for people to make sense of, or get beyond these experiences.

Therapy can help with a wide range of issues, including:

  • lack of confidence and low self-esteem
  • bereavement and loss
  • depression and anxiety
  • sexual and relationship problems
  • work-related stress and redundancy
  • feelings of being stuck or just something not being quite ‘right’ in life

I have worked previously with clients who have discussed:

  • Addiction(s)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Career and work issues
  • Depression and low mood
  • Eating problems
  • Emotional and psychological abuse
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Self-harm and suicidal feelings
  • Stress and panic attacks
  • Trauma

“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing”.  (BACP 2010)