Counselling services
Elizabeth Downing Counsellor
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I work online for your comfort and convenience
Please contact me for a free 15 minute chat

Enabling you to find yourself and be more comfortable in your own skin

Counselling and therapy for people who think, process and feel things deeply

You don’t have to struggle on your own.

Do you find the world a fast and scary place? Do you find that you always seem to be struggling to keep up, aware that things could fall apart at any moment?

Are people always telling you you’re too sensitive, too serious or too slow? That you’re always thinking too much? Perhaps you’re scruffy and disorganised and never seem to fit in, however hard you try. Do you often feel very stressed and upset about things, and find that you don’t really know how to make yourself feel better?

Maybe you’re fed up with feeling invisible and long to be seen and yet you are afraid to be who you are - or perhaps you have spent so long trying to please others that you’ve completely lost touch with who you are.

If any of this sounds like you, you may be finding that life is a daily struggle. You may be feeling frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled, exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious.

Or perhaps things have been ticking along quite nicely and then some new challenge has thrown a spanner into the works and some old feelings have come up to the surface, feelings that you don’t want to be there and that you don’t know what to do about.

If you have a lot going on you, you might be feeling more sensitive and fragile than you would usually be.

If you’d like some help to:

get in touch with who you are and how much of yourself you’d like to share with others;

live your life rather than one of others’ choosing;

explore how to manage your depth, sensitivity and feelings differently;

learn to experience some calm in your life and ways of coping with difficult emotions

please do contact me to arrange a free short call to see if we are a good fit to work together. There is no pressure to book a full session but if you decide you would like to, my full session fee is £70 for up to one hour.

I understand what a huge step it is to contact a counsellor and that it can be nerve-wracking. I aim to get back to you within 48 hours, and to help you feel at ease when we speak.

‘Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected. We simply have to uncover it.’

Pema Chodron