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Why counselling?

How can counselling help?

You may be experiencing a particular difficulty or suffering from general stress. You may be searching for direction or purpose in life or simply seeking greater personal fulfilment. Issues like these can be explored in a safe and confidential environment with a counsellor in a way that is not always easy with friends or family.

As a counsellor I will neither judge nor advise you. My role is to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings. Anxiety, grief and anger stored up within can frustrate emotional growth which may lead to depression if left unresolved. As a counsellor, I will offer you an opportunity to explore and resolve these feelings in order to help alleviate your distress and suffering.

What issues can counselling help with?

Of course these are just a few examples of the many issues that can benefit from Counselling and Psychotherapy. For more information, feel free to contact me.

Is there a difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

This can be confusing and therapists have different views. Some argue that psychotherapy is more in depth and requires more intense training while others argue that they are the same thing and indeed the terms are often used interchangeably. My diploma is in Counselling and Psychotherapy so I can provide both, although I focus more on what the individual needs than on the terminology.

Why counselling

What to look for in a counsellor / psychotherapist

Research continually shows that the single most important predictor of successful outcomes is the relationship between the therapist and the client. So it is important to find someone you feel comfortable talking to. The counselling relationship is at the heart of my approach and I aim to provide a safe and therapeutic environment where you can explore any issue of concern to you.