Counselling is a place where
you can explore and find ways to manage what is troubling you; perhaps you have
something you want to think through, or a difficult decision to make and by
having someone take the time to listen and try to understand things from your
point of view, things may start to feel clearer.
here to give advice to tell you what to do, but to help you make your own
choices and changes.
it is difficult to talk to those close to you – so being able to explore these things
in a confidential setting with someone removed from the situation, gives the
opportunity to look at bottled up feelings like anger, anxiety, grief and
embarrassment in a safe and supportive environment.
is a partnership, and as that partnership develops so does the trust between
us. For that reason as well as needing consent from a parent or guardian
with someone under 18yrs old, I also ask that counselling is something
that person wants, rather than is sent for. For more info about Counselling for children click here.
is a two way process; you can say as much or as little as you want to, but it
is important to try to be as open and honest as you need to be, whilst
going at your own pace.
ultimate aim is for the client to make their own choices, and to put them into
come for therapy for a variety of reasons – sometimes you might be clear about
what they are and sometimes perhaps not so clear – some things (but this by no
means a full list) that counselling can help with are;
Healing from Abuse
Sexuality and other identity issues around ‘coming out’
Sadness and Anger
Counselling is not a crisis service, if you
require immediate help please either consult a medical professional or use the