Counselling is often described as talking therapy. It can offer you space in your life to focus on what is troubling you and to find a way forward. It should feel safe, comfortable, non-judgmental. People come to counselling for lots of different reasons and you should feel free to discuss anything. It is important that you find the right counsellor for you and I offer a free initial meeting to make sure that you are happy before we begin sessions.
I practice person centred counselling, which is a holistic and in-depth approach. It acknowledges, explores and values the impact of both the conscious and unconscious. Giving consideration to emotions, not just thoughts and behaviours.
In counselling, I encourage you to speak freely about your experiences, memories, emotions, desires, fears, relationships - whatever is on your mind. By doing so, you will gain clarity and insight into your life, recognise patterns of behaviour and ultimately, understand yourself better. It is this understanding that is key; bringing thoughts and feelings into our awareness gives us the power to change them or be freed from them.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”