What is Counselling and How Can It Help Me?
Counselling can provide a safe and confidential space, within a supportive relationship, for you to talk through any issues or challenges that you may be experiencing. A counsellor will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward. Sometimes simply being listened to and unconditionally accepted is empowering enough for positive changes to take place. Counselling can help you find a better way of coping with issues and help you identify and explore the root of your problem/s.
My aim is to provide you with a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you can feel accepted without judgement. Working from a Humanistic approach, we will focus upon what is happening for you in the present, however, past relationships and experiences clearly affect our present so these are explored as they arise. I take the lead from my client and work at their pace, gently challenging when appropriate to facilitate different perspectives and to help increase self awareness.
Counselling can help you better understand yourself, in how you feel, react and respond. This is likely to positively change how you feel about yourself alongside improving your relationships with others. Living a more authentic life (being true to yourself) can enable you to reach your full potential and achieve your goals and dreams.