There are many different reasons why we don’t talk to family and friends about things that are bothering us:
We don’t want to upset anyone
We don’t want to burden others
We are too embarrassed to share
We worry that no-one will understand
Sometimes we just don’t want others to know what is going on for us
Counselling is an opportunity to talk to a trained professional in a safe, non-judgemental space, without being given advice or being told what to do. It is a very personal process with the needs of each client at the heart of the work.
Counselling gives you a private space to really be heard by someone who is trained to hear you. You are safely and warmly supported to think about different perspectives or possibilities, consider alternative choices and find your own answers.
Counselling can help to break cycles of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours
It can give clarity at times when we feel there is none
Counselling promotes greater self-understanding, the possibility of change and an improved sense of well-being.
I feel passionately about counselling and the restorative qualities it can have on people’s lives, and that sharing a problem can be healing in itself. Sharing your thoughts, feelings and fears can help you to cope with emotional struggles with increased resilience and understanding.
Every counselling relationship is different and unique because we are all different and unique.