How can Counselling help you?
Counselling and Psychotherapy allow you to explore past and current experiences which are causing you distress. Unaddressed problems can often cause emotional and behavioural difficulties, negative patterns which can flow into your future. Instead of diminishing over time some problems can grow, causing you upheaval and stress, creating difficulty with developing relationships, or limiting your motivation. You may struggle to cope, feel lost, or deny your feelings; however there are ways to live a more fulfilled and happy life.
You have the opportunity to improve your world, to work on and within yourself, to increase your self-awareness, and to maximise your potential and your happiness. Counselling can be very successful helping you through this process. I will work with you to explore your experiences, to recognise what you can change and what may be out of your control. I will help provide you with new perspectives and create solutions which will work for you, within your strengths and skills, in your world.
Benefits of Counselling
Positive changes you can gain from a successful counselling relationship include:
- Personal growth, increased self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-confidence;
- Better communication and stronger relationships;
- More positive thoughts, emotions and behaviour;
- A happier mood, and a calmer inner self;
- New coping skills and an improved ability to overcome future adversity.
Simply by having visited this website, you have proven to yourself you have the motivation to make changes, and you have taken the first step on your road to happiness and success.
Some of the main areas where you may have difficulty are listed below. Even a problem in one area can affect the whole of your life. Therefore you may start by focusing on this area but find that the conversation evolves broadly and explores other parts of your life if you are comfortable with this. Click through the links to read more on each subject.
Your journey begins with a single step
My training covers many different coaching and counselling techniques including: learning and personality theories, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focussed, narrative, Gestalt, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), emotionally-focussed or person-centred approaches, along with the Sherpa Coaching technique, the GROW model and the Co-active Coaching model.
If you have a preference we can certainly work with a specific approach, if not, I will tailor what works for your needs, rather than choosing a single method. I work best through open and honest discussion, from a strong analytical and objective perspective and a well-studied interest in people, psychology and the mind. This has allowed me to develop high awareness and problem-solving abilities which have been incredibly useful in making improvements in my own and others' lives.