Life is filled with ups and downs and most of the time we navigate these without any additional help. However, sometimes things happen which knock us down and it's difficult to get back up.
At times like these it can be helpful to talk freely to someone who is professionally trained to listen and help you work through the things with which you are struggling.
Anxiety can create barriers preventing us from fully engaging in life. Counselling offers a space to explore your anxieties, the impact they are having on your life and then consider strategies to help you move forward.
Relationships are so important to us but they can also be very challenging. Sometimes it is so hard to make space and hear each other.
This is where a professionally trained counsellor can help you reflect on your relationship.
DEPRESSION AND LOW MOOD
Depression can feel like a prison with no way out. As a counsellor, I listen to your story, sit with you in your prison and together we try to find a way out.
I offer supervision to those working in counselling and other pastoral settings including church ministry. Supervision creates a space to reflect, respond and renew.
LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND LACK OF CONFIDENCE
Do you feel bad about yourself and compare yourself unfavourably to others? Have you been bullied and lack the courage to stand up for yourself? As we talk through the issues, we can examine unhelpful thought patterns and identify ways in which these can be changed.
We are all in relationships with other people, at home, at work and in other settings. Sometimes these relationships can be difficult and can even break down. Counselling gives you an opportunity to explore the dynamics of your relationships. Understanding can lead to changes and improvements.
BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS
Loss of any sort is painful and can be a lonely place. Counselling gives you an opportunity to explore your grief and the impact it is having upon you.
We all experience stress but sometimes our stress levels are impacting our wellbeing. Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore the impact of stress in your life and to learn techniques you can use to manage stress.
CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS
Facing chronic and terminal illness is so dfficult. Family and friends want to help but in order to protect them you may find it difficult to share with them all that you are experiencing. Counselling gives you a space to be completely honest.