"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength."

- Sigmund Freud -

Why Counselling?

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A common misconception within our society is to assume that armouring up and being strong is the best way to succeed in life. We are not taught to further understand what we are experiencing and how our experiences might be meaningful for us. Instead, we learn how to cope with situations, to fight, struggle, and solider on against challenging times. These are often inherited patterns of behaviour influenced from previous generations. 

 

We do not have to fight ourselves or the world around us to be strong or succeed in life. 

There is a different way of being.

Counselling is about exploring this different way. Change can be created and counselling is a commitment to supporting this change. Your change, of your choosing. 

There is sometimes a stigma around counselling that there must be something 'wrong' with us or that seeking support makes as 'less' somehow. In fact, counselling is about exploring, understanding and creating change. However that looks for you. This is not an act of weakness, it can be a challenging and courageous path and therefore a symbol of strength and commitment within an individual.

There are many reasons why you might seek counselling such as, a relationship breakdown, traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression. I am here to support you in your time of change.

 

Below are a list of reasons why some people choose counselling. 

If you are unsure if counselling is for you, please get in touch and we can explore what feels right for you.

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Reasons you may decide to have counselling

Hover over the letters to see some of the areas I work with.

If you are unsure if counselling is for you, please get in touch and we can explore what feels right for you.

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B
  • Bereavement (& Pre-Bereavement)

  • Blocks

  • Body confidence

  • Bullying

A
  • Abortion

  • Abuse

  • Accident

  • Addiction

  • Affairs and betrayal

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders

C
  • Cancer

  • Career

  • Carer support

  • Change

  • Child related issues

  • Chronic boredom

  • Co-dependancy

  • Confidence

  • Connection

E
  • Eating disorders

  • Elderly issues

  • Emptiness

  • Emotional abuse

D
  • Dating

  • Depression

  • Domestic violence

  • Drug and alcohol abuse (Substance misuse)

F    G
  • Family issues

  • Financial concerns/ debt

  • Gambling

  • Gender issues and expression

  • Generalised anxiety disorder

H   I
  • Historical abuse

  • Infertility

  • Insecurities

  • Intrusive thoughts

J   K
  • Jealousy 

  • Judgement

L  M
  • Loneliness

  • Love

  • Loss

  • Miscarriage

N    O
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Obsession

P    Q
  • Panic disorder

  • Passive aggressive behaviour

  • Perfectionism

  • Phobias and fears

  • Physical abuse

  • Physical Pain

  • Pregnancy and birth

R
  • Redundancy

  • Relationships

  • Relocation

  • Retirement

S   T   U   V \
W  X  Y  Z
  • Self-esteem

  • Self-expression

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sex and Sexual issues

  • Sex Workers

  • Sexuality

  • Shame

  • Shyness

  • Smoking

  • Spending

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

  • Wedding nerves

  • Work-related stress