How counselling works
Talking to a well trained professional, safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to, will have a positive effect on understanding why you feel in certain way.
Counselling, also known as talking therapy, will help you to see the root of your concerns and work forward resolving your difficulties.
Psychotherapy and counselling are terms to describe the same process: to overcome personal difficulties and work towards positive changes.
Finding a good counsellor
The aim is to provide you with tools to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Is a therapeutic relationship based on trust; confidentiality is paramount to successful counselling.
Trauma and anxiety
Committing yourself with the sessions and talk through difficult experiences (if you feel the urge to do it) will release the traumatic energy that is hold in your physical and emotional body, this will significantly reduce anxiety.
Counselling creates a space that enables you to see issues and problems more clearly facilitating positive changes and healthy solutions.
It helps to overcome feelings of depression, sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life. It tackles areas such as fixed negative thinking, self-sabotaging habits and withdrawal from contact with people and own emotions.
Meaning and motivation
It’s also helpful with more general underlying feelings; dissatisfaction with life or loss of sense of direction.
Areas I can help you with:
- Feeling anxiety, sadness, anger or stress too often.
- Unable to feel interested in life.
- Abusing drugs, alcohol, food, sex or any other addiction.
- Experienced physical, mental or emotional abuse.
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Feeling stuck in a negative way of thinking.
- Grief and loss.
- Relationship difficulties.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Survivors of childhood abuse.
- Eating disorders.
At some point in our lives we can experience times when we feel overwhelmed or cannot cope. Needing help is normal part of being human, asking for support shows courage and strength.
Whatever the situation or problem you are facing, whether you are worried, depressed, confused, feeling bad about yourself, coping with unexpected change or crisis or just wanting to make some changes in your life, it can be helpful to talk things over, in confidence, with an understanding and impartial professional.
Living life is much more than just being alive. You can choose to jump in with both feet. Wisdom awaits you in the depths.