‘Life is a balance between holding on and letting go’ Rumi
Counselling is a talking therapy and although it might be difficult to find words to express how we feel, counselling is an opportunity to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to look at how we cope with stressful situations now and in the past.
Words are not the only way to express ourselves and sometimes more creative forms of expression can help us to discover ourselves or help us to manage stressful situations, through art, music, dance, writing and walking with nature.
What I am offering is therapeutic support by connection and exploration. Helping to create an honest and trusting relationship with you, in confidence, is crucial to helping with whatever you bring to counselling, to allow you to feel respected and heard. Clients I have worked with say they have gained a sense of self-awareness through the counselling process that has helped them to understand their difficulties. They have gained awareness of how sometimes past and present events or influences have shaped their view of themselves and others. The opportunity to talk through struggles has allowed them to look at the possibility of making changes to gain a better quality of life for themselves and for those around them.
These are some of the issues that clients bring to counselling sessions: