About Counselling

“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing” – BACP

At some point in life most people struggle to cope with life’s demands.  Sometimes it’s easy to ‘bounce back’ quickly; to regain a sense of control over the situation and easily work through your thoughts and feelings.  If you’re lucky you might even have some help and support from the people around you.  Sometimes though, the struggle can get tough and it’s not always easy or possible to ask someone you know for help and support. 

 Are you struggling to cope with a stressful situation?  Is your anxiety controlling you?  Are you feeling ‘down’ but not sure why?  Perhaps you have a sense of feeling different to everyone else and it’s holding you back?  Whatever the reason and however it may be affecting you, talking to a professional counsellor may help.

Counselling is very often called a “talking therapy” because it gives you the opportunity to talk about the things that are affecting you and be heard by someone who isn’t going to judge you.  Counselling can help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and enable you to effect change and feel better.

It’s natural to feel a bit anxious about taking that first step to contact a counsellor for help.  I understand that and I will help to make you feel at ease at every step of the way.  Take a look around my website and when you’re ready please do contact me.  Your enquiry will be treated with sensitivity and discretion and you will receive a response from me within 24 hours.