Reasons to see a therapist
You might have waves of anxiety which are intrusive and overwhelming and it might be difficult to 'stay afloat'. This might be impacting you and stopping you living life the way you want to.
Finding yourself feeling agitated with certain people. Maybe you feel less confident with certain people and find yourself agreeing to things without realising why.
A feeling of 'just not feeling right' and not knowing how therapy might help you.
You deserve to feel contented and in control of your life. This is the time to invest in yourself and give yourself the best gift you could ever have - Counselling. By engaging in the process, you will gain insights and build a secure foundation which will last you throughout the rest of your life.
How therapy works at present working within COVID guidelines
We are all adapting to a different way of living at the moment and finding new ways to connect. I am able to offer a variety of methods for counselling which enables us both to keep safe:-
Online counselling - Video counselling via your tablet, laptop or your phone
Telephone counselling - I call you at a pre-arranged time for your appointment
Garden counselling - Safely social distancing under a gazebo next to a fish pond in my garden. I provide heated cosy blankets for chilly days
Walk and talk therapy - Safely social distancing, walking at a comfortable pace, whatever the weather
I have invested in speciality training to enable me to work efficiently via video and phone counselling and can provide some guidelines and technical help to alleviate any worries or obstacles to help counselling work for you. It is different to face to face but just as effective.
Some people are very anxious about travelling away from home and online and telephone counselling are perfect alternatives for you to relax knowing you do not need to worry about travelling to your appointment and can be safe and secure in your own surroundings, creating a cocoon of relaxation and comfort to solely concentrate on your needs. You might like to wear something cosy and have a refreshing or warm drink next to you whilst we work carefully at your pace.
Some people like to combine different methods of therapy and if you are unsure as to which one might be more suitable for you, please contact me so we can talk it through.
Can I really be helped?
I have successfully helped people discover and accept who they truly are which is the foundation for a fulfilling life. You are unique and you have a right to be content and happy. Counselling is a powerful and effective therapy. You are in the driving seat and I will sit next to you, holding the map, helping you navigate carefully and safely to where you need to be. Therapy is not just for when you are in crisis but can provide valuable insight to learn who you really are.
If you can envisage how you would like your life to be, even if it's only a small part of the picture you can see at the moment, then through the counselling process, we can look at how you would like the rest of your view to be.
Imagine what it would feel like to be in control of your life, letting go of ideas and behaviours which are unhelpful. Imagine being able to sleep more soundly and have more clarity on your life to be able to make choices that work for you.
Why can't I just 'get myself together'?
Think about learning to drive a car for the first time. You wouldn't get into the car, turn the engine on and expect to drive down the road with little fear and full knowledge of the highway code. Let alone be able to change gear, make decisions based on other vehicles actions and drive confidently.
So why would you expect to be able to magically navigate your way through life effectively without being able to understand yourself first with professional guidance to bring this safely into awareness?
I can help you to interpret your emotions and their purpose and to manage feelings which might feel overwhelming. We can work sensitively at your pace to create foundations for a satisfying and contended life.
I will walk alongside you, guiding you so that you are able to drive that car confidently and safely and to see those struggles in the rear view mirror, in the distance.
To find out how counselling could change your life, begin by contacting me and we can arrange your first appointment. This is the start of your life changing.