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. For example, some people make you feel less confident or you might agree to something without realising why.
Feeling flat and disconnected, maybe not properly 'living life' the way you would like to?
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.
How therapy works at present with 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. I offer online and telephone counselling and also outdoor counselling in my garden. 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 this is a perfect alternative 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 carefully work together at your pace.
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 to make your introductory appointment.