I guess we all have a sense that it is good to talk through our problems and difficulties with someone that you trust and respect. However this may not always be possible. Perhaps these people are not in your life; perhaps they may be too close or even part of the problem.
This is when seeing myself as a counsellor could be particularly helpful. Counselling is a process where you can develop trust and respect with someone who is outside of the situation. This creates a safe place where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, find connections between the past and the present and make decisions or changes which are right for you.
As a counsellor I am here to listen, not to judge, to help you understand what is happening and to respond as a human being to your situation. I may offer suggestions about how to work with what you bring and may have ideas about how to proceed but I am not there to give you advice. As I offer a confidential service this also means that you can talk to me about things that are difficult and painful which you may not have spoken about before.
This process may take anything from a few sessions up to a few months of weekly work depending upon the issues that you bring. It is particularly helpful for addressing:
- Low self esteem
- Low confidence
- Stressful life events
- Bereavement and loss
- Sleep problems
- Relationship and family difficulties
- Recent onset depression or anxiety
- Or any other issue that has started within the last year
Sometimes this work can develop into psychotherapy or using EMDR if this is appropriate. For more information, to discuss what option might be best for you or to make an appointment to see me at my practice in Manchester, please phone me on 07958783185 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.