About Counselling

What is counselling and how can it help me?

What is counselling?

We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, Sometimes we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Counselling is space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with a trained professional. It can help you to develop a better understanding of yourself and others, making sense of your world and your place in it.

A counsellor won't judge you, give you advice or tell you what to do. They will help you navigate a way through difficulties and find your own solutions - whether that means making changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

How can counselling help?

Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide space and support to help you examine your life and make new, meaningful choices, which are right for you.

I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together, we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives - and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties I can help you with:

  • Feelings of stress or anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Grief, loss or bereavement
  • Substance misuse and addiction
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

  • Depression
  • Problems with confidence or self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Issues relating to sexuality
  • Difficulties at work or in retirement

  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Trust issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Separation and divorce

Speak in Confidence

I will offer you a safe space where you can express your thoughts and feelings freely and in confidence. I offer empathy and compassion and will not judge you. Many of my clients say that our sessions are the first time they have felt listened to and heard.

A problem shared

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. I can help you to gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems and to develop tools empowering you to manage or resolve the issues troubling you.

Insight and Awareness

Working together, I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, and to make sense of your responses. I can support you to work out how to live the life you want and be a better version of you.