Why come for counselling?
"It is vital to help you navigate a new psychological path out of distress, or relative unhappiness."
There is an abundance of material out there on all the psychological symptoms you may have when life is proving to be more stressful than it should be. It is helpful to know how you feel about your current situation – for example, whether you are anxious, depressed, grieving or experiencing relationship difficulties.
But it is even more vital to help you navigate a new psychological path out of the distress, or relative unhappiness. The past naturally has an influence on who we have become and the direction our lives have taken. The most important task, however, is to become more resilient for the future.
Counselling is a transformative process. It is likely that many fundamental aspects of who you are will be changed by counselling. Obstacles to who you'd really like to become are frequently overcome as you grow and become more self-aware.
I'm facing these difficulties at the moment...
Counselling can help you turn things around more quickly than you might think. Most people begin to feel much better after 6-10 sessions. Deciding how much counselling support you need thereafter is entirely up to you. As an experienced counsellor with over 10 years' experience, I have the skills and for much longer-term work too, if you want to go further.
You may feel in low spirits when you start counselling, but click below for some of the potential benefits you can reasonably expect.