For anyone who hasn't had counselling before, the thought of talking to a complete stranger about something that's troubling you can seem daunting. For much of the time, friends and family can help with day-to-day problems, but like many people you may have come to the point where you feel you need to talk to someone outside your own circle about something that is distressing you or causing you dissatisfaction.
You may have an idea of the changes you want to make, or simply know you want something in your life to be different without being sure how to make those changes.
I am qualified to practise Transactional Analysis, a theory of psychotherapy which can be helpful in shining a light on areas where people get stuck or feel they are repeating past patterns of behaviour.
I believe that despite the circumstances that someone may find themselves in, they are able, with support, to think about their situation with a view to making fundamental changes which will ultimately lead to an enhanced and more positive experience of life. In addition, I see support as a collaborative venture - counselling is done ‘with’ you rather than ‘to’ you - and I provide a warm, safe and empathic space where your situation can be explored.
We will work together, at a pace that suits you, to uncover obstacles that may be holding you back. This process will help you develop new ways of responding to life's challenges so you can make better choices to get your needs met.
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