I seek to create an open, trusting environment in which you can feel free to talk openly about anything you like, without fear of being judged. I believe that this can be a profoundly healing experience, enabling people to make changes and move forward in their lives.
It may be that you are concerned about a relationship, or feeling angry, anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem or be struggling with a life transition or decision. You may have reached a period of particular difficulty and would like some extra support, or you may just have a nagging feeling that you’re not getting the most out of your life. These are some of the many reasons people come to counselling.
Counselling can help you see things more clearly, gain a different perspective and discover strengths you didn’t know you had. When you are ready, it can help you to look at any ways of thinking and behaving that may be interfering with how you would like your life to be so that you can then consider alternatives. This level of honesty is rarely possible in day-to-day relationships.
People often describe a feeling of relief or lightness that comes from sharing their difficulties with another person. This in itself can help people feel more resilient and able to cope.
‘When a door of happiness closes, another one opens: but often we look so long at the closed door, that we do not see the next door which is open for us.’