A bit about counselling

What is Counselling

Counselling involves helping individuals make changes to the way they feel, think and behave and assists in improving wellness, mental health, communication and relationships. This is achieved through a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.  This “space” supports clients to reflect upon and explore their challenges whilst being supported in making the changes they want to make.

Life decisions, blocks and achieving goals

Counsellors help individuals work through a range of personal challenges and situations.   Counsellors help individuals manage anxiety or depression that can impact their day-to-day lives.  It may involve helping people to understand the relationship difficulties they are experiencing and improve communication.  Counsellors help individuals cope with life changes and life decisions as well as identifying blocks that hold individuals back from achieving personal happiness.

A friendly professional

Therapy works within an agreed set of boundaries.  Counsellors are not “professional friends” but more friendly professionals.  Although the relationship between counsellor and client is a very special one, the use of boundaries allows the counsellor to work with objectivity and safely and professionally.

Flexible sessions

We offer Skype, Zoom (face-to-face), What’s App, FaceTime, phone or email therapy sessions.  Sessions are organised in advance and take place at an agreed time between you and your counsellor.

Our online sessions allow you flexibility, privacy and anonymity enabling you to book your sessions to suit your needs.

We provide counselling support with: –

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Coping with change and making life decisions
  • Relationships and communication difficulties
  • Chronic and long-term health conditions: ME, MS
  • Coping as a carer
  • Dementia Care
  • Living as an ex-pat
  • Sexuality
  • Work-related stress
  • Identifying blocks to help achieve goals
This list is not exhaustive and often difficulties can be interlinked. If you are experiencing problems with your boss at work then it may involve levels of anxiety, anger or stress. A significant illness, a new diagnosis or moving and living abroad can produce feelings of loneliness and isolation, coping with change, depression or anxiety.
Therapy helps explore the difficulty in question, but also looks at other related factors that might be important.

Click here to find out a bit more about the Counselling Approaches we use in our sessions