Counselling is a talking therapy where you spend time with a trained, qualified counsellor or psychotherapist focusing on problems or concerns that are getting in the way of you leading your life the way you would like.
Sometimes talking together is made more meaningful when complemented by a more holistic approach, so, if it feels helpful to you, we might also use relaxation techniques or creative or imaginative approaches.
We will work together to help you gain a new and more positive perspective on life, helping you respond differently or finding new ways to cope, so that your life can move forward in a more positive and fulfilling way.
Being additionally professionally qualified as an antenatal educator and hypnobirthing teacher I also have a special interest in working with people who want to explore concerns connected to having a baby. For example...
Feeling anxious or scared about labour and birth
Suffering a scary or traumatic birth experience
Coping with new emotions
Struggling with adjusting to parenthood
The impact of a baby in your life
I am happy to consider working with anyone who feels they might benefit from counselling at this challenging time of life, whether you're a mother, father, an extended family member or a friend.
There are many reasons why you might choose to have counselling...
You might be finding it difficult to adjust to a change in your life, perhaps following bereavement, divorce or separation
You might feel "stuck" or unsure and feel unable to move forward
You might feel sad, anxious or tense
You might like some time just to focus on you and to explore how you relate to others and the world around you
You might want to...
Build self esteem
Lift low mood or depression
Move forward from a life event
Manage anxiety or stress
Adjust to change
Be kinder to yourself
Understand and improve the way you relate to others
Live a more fulfilling life
Understand yourself more deeply