How can we help?
At times we all have problems that worry or upset us and it is not always easy to talk to family or friends. A counsellor is someone you can talk to openly and in confidence. They will not judge you or tell you what to do.
Counselling helps you find your own way forward and often helps you to become aware of your own strengths and to feel more confident. It can help with most issues, including:
- Anxiety or stress
- Poor self-image or low self esteem
- Bereavement or loss
- Suicidal thoughts
- Marriage or relationship difficulties
- Family breakdown
- Anger management
- Emotional, physical or sexual abuse, past or present
- Wish for change
- Vague feelings of unease
- Feelings of hurt, rejection or neglect
Whatever your difficulty, whether it is listed or not, whether you feel it is overwhelming or relatively small, we are here to give you the time, support and security you need to move on in your life. All that is required is your time and your commitment to finding the way forward.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is known as a ‘talking therapy’. It is based on talking and listening. It enables you to make sense of the difficulties you may be experiencing. It provides you with an opportunity to talk in confidence with a person outside your situation.
Counselling allows space for you to explore thoughts and feelings and, most importantly, provides time for you to concentrate on your needs. It is not about giving advice and does not necessarily provide quick and easy answers.
The first meeting gives you an opportunity to find out about counselling, what it entails and how it might work for you. This meeting also allows you to express what you wish from counselling and enables the counsellor to find out a little about the issue that is troubling you. The counsellor will then advise if counselling has the potential to help you. If you and the counsellor decide to go ahead, you will make arrangements to meet on a regular basis.