What is Counselling?
Counselling is a process where by the client is able to bring their issues and discover alternative means of either coping with or solving the presenting problem. The counsellor facilitates the client’s exploration in ways of relating. This enables the client to chose alternatives, instead of their being locked into the blueprint laid down in early childhood. The process is totally confidential and enables the client to leave with greater self- understanding and a “tool kit” to deal with the issues life throws up.
The Counsellor's Role
I offer clients unconditional positive regard, which means I hold them in high respect automatically and am non-judgemental. I do all that I can to really understand and empathise with what the client is feeling. I bring the objective view to the subjective experience. I facilitate the client’s exploration of alternative ways of handling what are often complex issues, as they come to understand how and why they react the way that they do, which in turn effects the decisions they make.
Who Counselling is for?
Anyone who feels that they are struggling with life at the moment would benefit from counselling. Common reasons for seeking counselling include: those having marital problems, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, low self esteem, identity issues, family problems, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, stress, panic attacks, work related issues, fertility issues, sexual abuse. I have experience in working with all of the above.