• Stress-work related, personal, commitment etc
  • Relationship and attachment issues
  • Improve low self esteem, motivation and confidence
  • Domestic violence-victim or perpetrator
  • Anxiety, nerves and tension
  • Bereavement
  • Menopause and peri menopause

  • Depression
  • Health issues
  • All forms of abuse
  • Addictions and dependancy
  • Loss of meaning to life

Is counselling for you?

Sometimes we have periods in our lives where we face situations that overwhelm us, or that we feel we cannot cope with on our own. You may have found your way here because you are going through difficult personal issues and need to try and move forward. Maybe relationships with your family, partner, friends or colleagues aren’t working but you’re not sure why and want to look at this. You may be struggling to cope with some major trauma, feel something that happened in your past is still affecting you or may be experiencing depression, anxiety or negative emotions, either short term or even for as long as you can remember. You may be feeling vulnerable and have lost your sense of self-belief and confidence.

What is counselling?

I believe that we have within us the resources to change and improve our lives and sometimes we may need someone to help and support us with this. It is often very difficult to talk to people close to you which can make you feel lonely, confused or unsupported. At times like these talking to a Counsellor about whatever is troubling you may help you find better ways to cope and manage and to move forward in your life in a way that is more satisfying to you.

I will be here to work alongside you, to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that we can build a strong and trusting, equal relationship. I’m not here to advise you but I am here to help and support you to understand yourself better, so that you can identify what you want and need in your life and by working together help you move forward in a more positive way.

Counselling is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other. 
This session lasts for around 20 minutes and is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised and nervous and more safe and relaxed. It is also a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.

How will counselling make me feel?

Counselling is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, counselling should enable you to feel better in the long-run.
If you do experience a period of feeling worse, talk to me about it to ensure you get the best out of your counselling.

Will I feel better straight away?

Usually it will take a few counselling sessions before counselling starts to make a difference.

Is all counselling the same?

No. There are different methods and approaches to counselling and I will be happy to talk to you about my particular method and approach.

What types of counselling are there?

There are many different types of counselling available. However, in general, research shows that the relationship with your Counsellor is more important than the method they use.