- Counselling and psychotherapy give you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings, and in doing so find solutions you feel comfortable with.
- Many people find that simply having a space to reflect on their situation with somebody who is not personally involved, critical or judgemental is very useful in itself.
- Working together with a trained counsellor allows you to look at your life in ways you may not have considered before and to gain insight and understanding.
- Exploring the assumptions you have about yourself and about life may reveal how they are holding you back and lead you to reassess or challenge those assumptions.
I offer counselling based on what is known as the Existential approach, although I also integrate aspects of other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to suit individual needs. ‘Existential’ means that the emphasis is put on clarifying your feelings about your current situation and finding ways to move forward. If you feel you are 'stuck' with unhelpful patterns of behaviour existential counselling will help you look for ways to free yourself from these patterns and change them.
This approach recognises that our past has shaped the way we are today, and focuses on how we can begin to stop the past limiting our options for the future