How Does Counselling & Psychotherapy Work?
Most of us struggle at some stage of our lives; especially at times of transition and change. Counselling is a confidential process where a counsellor offers you a regular space to explore your thoughts, feelings, struggles and hopes in life. There is a myth that attending counselling is a sign of weakness, that ‘strong’ people maintain a stiff lip and get on with things. Seeking support for difficulties is a sign of courage rather than weakness. Problems that are not dealt with, do not go away. Over time, they can mount up and cause a major crisis.
Taking the First Step
The decision to pick up the phone is often the most difficult step. I endeavour in my practice to offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to explore personal struggles. Over time counselling can help us to develop self-awareness,self-compassion, confidence and better-coping skills.
The first meeting is usually spent discussing your needs and expectations. Limited face to face appointments available from February 2021, subject to public health guidelines. Phone or video counselling may be your preference if you are time-poor, have mobility problems or you are finding it difficult to leave your home at a time of COVID-19.
“To judge a person by their weakest attribute is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave……..” Elvis Presley