Why counselling?

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People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the effort to cope with particular feelings, thoughts or behaviour can make life feel like a struggle, and the emotional fall-out can intrude into personal relationships and working life.

If the way you see things seems a bit different, or out of step with everyone else, it can seem hard to find your way in the world and still be yourself. This can be lonely.

Feelings like anger, shame or resentment can leave us feeling isolated and unable to recognise ourselves. Depression, anxiety and panic can be all consuming, or leave us so numb that any sense of joy or excitement seems elusive.

If you are frightened or confused about the way you feel, it can be hard to know where to start, and this can leave you feeling stuck.

When this happens it can be helpful to have someone alongside you, who is there for you but not directly involved in your life.

Within the counselling relationship I offer you a safe, confidential place to explore what is really going on for you, in a way that can be difficult, or different, with people already in your life. I believe that when we feel accepted and understood we are more likely to access our own inner wisdom, gain insight and perspective on what has gone before and fresh ideas for the way ahead.