Are there times when life makes no sense, when you feel overwhelmed, anxious and unable to cope? Does advice from well meaning friends and family often leave you feeling even more lonely or misunderstood?

How does counselling work?

Sometimes, all you want is someone to listen to how you feel without judging or telling you what to do. Through my counselling work I can offer you a quiet, safe space and time for yourself. A place where you can talk openly and honestly about how you feel, explore how you are living your life and discover what may be holding you back. It is often a great relief to say out loud what is making you unhappy. You can do this safely knowing that all your sessions are strictly confidential.

Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and as you begin to face these you may initially feel more overwhelmed. However you will not be facing this alone. I will be there to support and encourage you for as long as you need me. I truly believe you have the best resources and ability to get yourself back on track but everyone needs a little help sometimes. Asking for it is a positive step in the right direction.

Why is counselling important to you?

Through my work I can support you with the following:

• Accepting change
• Addiction
• Anger
• Anxiety
• Avoidance
• Bereavement and loss
• Body image worries
• Conflict including perceived bullying; emotional and physical
• Depression
• Despair for the future
• Family issues; relationship breakdown, separation, divorce and
difficulty forming relationships
• False impressions of yourself
• Fear of rejection
• Financial worries

• Feeling unwell, including psychosomatic concerns,
physical and emotional pain
• Lack of meaning
• Loss of independence
• Living with uncertainty
• Loss of identity
• Low self-esteem and confidence
• Mid life struggles
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder
• Pet bereavement/ loss
• Phobias
• Retirement worries including fears of dying
• Self harm
• Stress
• Trauma
• Unrealistic expectations
• Worthlessness

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