Counselling is about choosing to explore with a trained individual various aspects of your life, past or present. It can involve taking a closer look at your thoughts and feelings and how they impact on you and others around you. Being able to talk freely and openly in a non judgemental environment is paramount to the process.
My role as counsellor is to actively listen to what you choose to bring to the counselling sessions and use my training to offer, when appropriate, a particular perspective or technique that can, if you choose, work towards facilitating change.
Accessing the support of a counsellor and forming a secure working relationship can enable you to gain some insight and discover your own answers to any perceived difficulties.
Choosing to meet with a counsellor can help in a number of ways;
- Gain some clarity over a particular situation in your life
- Access some support following the loss of a person or a relationship
- Talk through a painful experience in the past in order to move forward
- Explore a particular behaviour and look at ways in which this can be altered
I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, some of the concerns they have chosen to bring are:
- Low self esteem
- Issues around loss and grief
- Relationship difficulties, past or present
- Personal development
- Faith and spirituality
- Issues around abuse