About other Issues
Abuse: Counselling can help you work through the process of dealing with the effects of abuse, be it, emotional, physical or sexual and can help you move forward to a better way of living.
Anxiety: Anxiety is a normal emotional response to danger and can have a huge impact on our physical health and well-being. Counselling can support you to manage anxiety symptoms on a daily basis, while also exploring the root causes and factors that maintain the anxiety problems.
Body Image: Counselling can offer support if you have developed a negative relationship with your body. Media pressure can influence an individual to believe that the only way to gain approval or acceptance is to achieve the “perfect” weight or shape. The aim of counselling is to help foster an appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value, regardless of appearance, weight or size.
Depression: Depression has the capacity to impact on each and every aspect of a person’s life. Counselling can give you the opportunity to identify what contributes to low mood and negative thoughts. Exploring the underlying causes of depression and identifying ways to develop positive changes will help to reconnect with your hopes for the future
Low-Self Esteem: Low self-esteem affects how we relate to others, how we manage to get our needs met and has a major influence on our self -image. Counselling helps to identify areas that you would like to change in order to improve self-esteem. It also helps to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to low self -esteem.
Relationship Difficulties: Relationships can become unhealthy and destructive, impacting greatly on other areas of our lives. Counselling can help to communicate and negotiate conflict more effectively and look at ways that past conflicts may be affecting current relationships.
Stress: Intense stress levels can impact on our relationships, work performance and lead to panic attacks or depression. Counselling can help to identify what is causing the stress and develop coping strategies to help you manage difficult situations more effectively. It can also support you to build techniques and tools to help manage any future stress.
Suicide: Counselling can help if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts. It will support you to address how you can create preventative factors to reduce the risk of suicide and lessen the desire to self-harm in the future. Counselling can also help if you have been bereaved by suicide.
Work Related Issues: Workplace pressures and interpersonal relationships with colleagues or bosses can cause great difficulties that can spill over to our personal lives. Counselling can help to explore and work through these challenges, thus improving coping skills for the future.
Questions that clients often ask…
Counselling involves working with presenting issues that may be causing difficulties in a client’s life. It involves talking on a one to one basis about whatever concerns you may have.The role of the counsellor is not to give advice to clients but to explore what options are available to create change in their lives. A trained counsellor will work with a specific set of skills, to encourage clients to express their feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviours in a confidential and safe environment. Ultimately, the aim of counselling in to promote positive change and enhance well-being.
Psychotherapy takes place over a longer time frame, focusing on the underlying issues that are contributing to the presenting problem. It works at a deeper level, exploring feelings and emotions .This will help the client to recognise how past experiences may impact on their present behaviours.
Although this can be a painful process the emphasis is on self awareness and healing. In the long term clients can be empowered to make changes that will improve the quality of their lives.
The first session is an initial assessment to explore all aspects of what is contributing to your distress. After the first meeting there is absolutely no obligation to continue however if you do decide to do so the number of sessions needed varies from client to client.
We will discuss this during the first session and decide together what will work best for you. Sessions typically last for 1 hour.
I offer a confidential, safe and supportive counselling service incorporating person centred, solution focused and mindfulness based approaches. I also work from a holistic approach taking into consideration the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of the client.
I work with a range of other issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, suicide, abuse, stress and work related issues.
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