So what is counselling and how may counselling help me?  

"As you change the way you look at things, the world around you changes" Dr Wayne W Dyer 
If you wanted to improve your fitness in the gym, you might decide to employ a personal trainer for six sessions. If you needed some professional guidance for your business, you could enlist the services of a business coach for a while. It makes sense, therefore, that if you're experiencing problems in your life, you may decide to contact a counsellor....... 

Why seek counselling?  

There are many reasons why people seek counselling. It may be because of depression and anxiety, challenges in your career or personal life. It could be due to a challenging relationship, a serious illness, bereavement or a stressful time you are experiencing. Counselling can also help with low self esteem, lack of confidence, or low moods. It may also be beneficial when looking to gain promotion at work, for example, or struggling with taking exams. 
Counselling can help you deal with challenging life events such as job changes, unemployment, loss, relationship difficulties including emotional or physical abuse. It can help improve emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders. 
Physical conditions such as sleeping (either too much, too little or disturbed), high blood pressure or panic attacks can also improve. 
Many illnesses or ailments can be linked to stress, and counselling may also help reduce conditions such as ulcers, heart problems and migraines. NB Counselling is not a replacement for medical advice, but can be a valuable support to mainstream medical interventions. 

Make a change  

Counselling (often referred to as 'talk therapy') provides a confidential, safe space - giving you the opportunity to explore areas of difficulty and enabling you to focus on any changes you would like to make in your life. 
If people find it difficult to ask for help, then they may be tempted to "work things through" alone, or turn to friends and family for advice. Whilst friends and family can be well meaning, sometimes they are often too closely involved, and this may not always be helpful. In fact, it is a real sign of strength to acknowledge that professional help and support is needed, and to take that first step to contact a professional counsellor. 
Counsellors are impartial and trained to listen attentively to your concerns without judgement. This in turn will mean that you can talk freely about whatever is on your mind if you wish. Your counsellor will also try and see things from your point of view. Simply stated, talking can help you to see things more clearly and may even offer you a different perspective, which will in turn give you the solutions you are seeking. It is about empowering you to make positive changes in your life! 

Improve your life  

We find that as clients become more self aware, they can gain a better understanding of their lives. Self-esteem and confidence can then improve, as a deeper sense of awareness is gained. Personal and professional relationships can also benefit as a result. 
Counselling can help you face your problems rather than avoid them. This is carried out sensitively, and is always at a pace that works for you. You will never feel pressured to talk about anything that you don’t want to. 
In this fast paced, high pressure world, where more and more demands are being made upon our time and achievements, people find real value consulting a therapist. 
The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step - take that first step to a happier, healthier, more balanced life. 

Get in touch  

The first step in getting councelling is to reach out and make contact. Please either call or send me an email message 
Tel: 01733 235254 
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