About Counselling

When life does not go right for you, it can be a lonely and frightening experience and you may feel that you are unable to speak to family or friends for fear of it not being kept confidential. You may also feel that what you say will be judged or that to others it may appear trivial or strange so you have to sort out the issues on your own. Counselling offers you the freedom to talk to somebody who will not judge you and hear what you have to say in a caring and accepting way in a safe environment.

The counselling session allows you an hour in your week where you can discover yourself and discuss those distressing issues and express your feelings, emotions or fears in a way that you may not normally feel able to. You may be finding life difficult and need to make sense of the things that are happening that disrupt your happiness, peace and ability to move on. This is where counselling helps, by allowing you to speak freely and begin to make sense of issues. You will not be given useless advice but you will be given time to explore your

You will not be given useless advice but you will be given time to explore your issues and be encouraged and empowered to come to decisions which are right for you, realise your self-worth and gradually take control of your life.

Counselling can help you to:

  • Talk through your issues
  • Freely express your feelings and emotions
  • Become more aware of yourself
  • Value yourself more
  • Become more able to explore options and choices that are right for you
  • Take more control of your life
  • Improve relationships with family, friends and colleagues
  • Increase confidence
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Increase self-worth

Reasons to come to counselling:

  • Relationship problems
  • Feelings of isolation, loneliness, despair, emptiness
  • Work related stress
  • Home related stress
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Childhood experiences
  • Loss of peace
  • Lack of ability to feel meaningful or valued
  • Loss of direction
  • Guilt, shame
  • Fear, anxiety, depression
  • Sexuality
  • Anger and resentment
  • Health worries
  • And many more

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