Everyone experiences times in their lives where they feel that they are not managing things as well as they could be. There are also times when your difficulties, emotions or choices feel so overwhelming that they can be hard to cope with on your own. Counselling can be of great benefit during these times. Counselling can guide and support you through difficult decisions and emotions and provide you with skills and strategies that help you establish a deeper understanding of yourself and help you manage your life in a more balanced and effective manner.
Individual Counselling can help you to:
Explore and increase your understanding of longstanding issues
Change unhealthy patterns and behaviours
Deal with grief, loss and trauma
Overcome feelings of anxiety and fear
Manage chronic pain
Deal with chronic illness and stressful life events
Resolve stress and conflict at home and work.
Individual counselling is not confined to helping you address difficulties in your life. It can also provide opportunities for personal growth by helping you to:
Increase self esteem and confidence
Enhance personal relationships
Bring out your creativity and self-expression
Learn to assert your own needs
Renew a sense of purpose in your life
Feel happier within yourself
I work with clients in a vast array of issues including:
I use a range of skills and techniques in counselling, depending upon the needs of the client. These include: Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Skills Training.
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom"