WHY psychotherapy or counselling?
WHY is it good to talk?
It enables us to achieve a happier and more positive life!
I am not here to give advice
Part of the underpinning of good counselling is to operate in an humanistic and person centred way, which recognises the importance of having empathy and being non-judgmental to real life situations and working in the best interests of my clients. I believe creating a good therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the success of counselling and this is based on confidentiality, autonomy, trust and respect.
The process of counselling is to enable clients to explore issues in a safe, confidential and supporting environment. To help come to an under-standing and an acceptance as to what has or is happening in your life, either present or historically, which may be painful and confusing, and to look at making any changes you may want to happen. Working towards improving your well-being, and thereby enhancing the quality of your life and developing the mechanisms to be able to cope in the future.
sessions are for you and about you. I do not offer my opinions, or give advice,
or try to tell you what you should be doing.
I do not judge or will be shocked or alarmed by what you may bring. You will not have to worry about my feelings,
or how I might react.
people say, ‘but I have a partner or a really good friend I can talk to’!. Friends and family will want to help but they will also have their own agenda, they will want
to offer advice and give their opinions and they will also bring their own
feelings into the mix. You will find
yourself having to avoid being absolutely honest in order to save their
feelings and you will feel pressured in taking their advice and quite
often with all the will in the world,
they will not really understand.
It is a safe place!
am not the expert however, my clients are, expert in what they are
experiencing, in what they feel and expert in what they can achieve.
therapeutic relationship is really important, showing respect, honesty, trust,
congruence, autonomy and empowering my clients, all this provides the safe
environment for issues to be explored and to help clients come to their own
decisions, where they are able to come to an awareness, an acceptance and to
feel strong again, confident and in control.
Day to day living!
we cease to function properly, then everything falls apart around us.
today is full of constant pressures. It
is stressful, financially,
environmentally and emotionally.
Whether it is work issues, i.e. redundancy, bullying, or relationship
issues i.e. affairs, divorce, abuse, or bereavement, or a serious accident or
ill health. Or there may be things in
your life which happened a long time ago, which you have never been able to
face or address but have been buried deep within yourself, but which still
haunt you, showing its face when you least expect it, continuing to forever
cause distress. The list is
all paint a bleak picture to our lives, but the hard reality is, that's what
life sometimes throws at us, it breaks up relationships, it destroys our
confidence and it can make us ill.
Everyone at some point or another will experience one or more of these
issues. And these can cause Depression
and that is a very lonely place to be, it feels like there is no hope, no way
out, with no-one to talk to, no-one who will understand.
Our health and wellbeing
is still a lot stigma and a lack of understanding, regarding stress and depression,
how often do you hear, ‘Oh just pull yourself together and get on with it like
others do’. But those suffering with
depression know that it is definitely not as simple as that. This therefore then makes us feel
embarrassed at seeking help and it can result in avoidance and denial and thus
not getting the support we need.
mental wellbeing is important. How come
we can invest in making sure the car is roadworthy but we are not able to
invest in our own general health and wellbeing and we tend to put this to the
bottom of the list?
SO DON'T HESITATE CALL NOW FOR A BRIEF CHAT AND TAKE THAT FIRST STEP TO RECOVERY!!