Counselling is a talking therapy which provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore any concerns affecting wellbeing, levels of functioning and relationships.
Psychotherapy is often required for longer term work considering past patterns of relating.
How does counselling help?
Through building trust over a number of sessions, the aim of therapy is for an individual to be able to share thoughts and feelings so they can gain greater insight into their lives. To consider making changes in behaviour, thoughts, feelings and ways of relating to themselves and others that can improve and reduce the emotional distress someone is experiencing.
I have a breadth of experience to support your individual needs, endeavouring to achieve the most effective therapeutic approach.
With increased insight comes further understanding, leading to positive changes in behaviour, thoughts, and feelings.
There are certain mental health difficulties that can be greatly helped by counselling developed specifically to heal a specific condition.
Conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and obsessive compulsive disorders come under this category. Sessions in specialist counselling are highly focused and give a patient the opportunity to address and process their problem with support in the specific concern they are seeking help for. The aim is to establish healthier ways of coping with the issues that arise and to facilitate positive change.
Is counselling treatment right for you?
Counselling can be used to treat your emotional health concerns. The expected outcomes are a greater understanding of the problems you face and strengthened coping skills to make healthier choices in life.