People seek counselling for any number of reasons. You may be experiencing emotional difficulties with anger, loneliness, self-esteem or self-confidence. You may have a recognised health problem such as depression, stress or anxiety. You may have suffered a trauma, a bereavement or relationship difficulties. Or you may have had counselling in the past and would simply like to continue the journey of self-understanding.
Whatever your reason, it can be helpful to explore the effects of these issues in a safe and confidential setting with someone who is independent from the rest of your life. Exploring the issues can:-
- Increase self-awareness
- Enable a greater understanding of yourself, thereby facilitating change
- Increase a greater sense of well-being
- Improve your relationships
- Increase self-confidence
While counselling can have many benefits, entering counselling itself is not a guarantee that your problems will be solved. I prefer to look on the process as embarking on a journey of undiscovered territory and while that may possibly feel daunting and frightening, there are also new horizons and experiences to be seen, explored and lived in all their fullness.
My counselling approach is based on hope.