Counselling can never take away your experiences or undo any terrible
things that have happened to you. No bereavement can be reversed, only managed.
As your counsellor, I will have no magic wand: counselling is not a cure.
As your counsellor, I will not give you advice; I would never presume to tell you how
you should live your life.
But I will help you, in a completely confidential environment (which we will discuss
fully during our introductory meeting), find your own solutions and realise more
successful ways of managing your pain or loss, or changing patterns of behaviour
that keep getting in the way; stopping you, perhaps, from moving more positively into
This is what I will offer as your counsellor: this and honesty.
There are many reasons why counselling may be appropriate for you. I've listed a few of the most usual categories below. This is not an exhaustive list and if you'd like to talk to me about your specific needs, then please get in touch.
Anger can be destructive, verbally or physically, both to the person expressing it
and those on the receiving end of it. It can change a valid opinion or point of view
into an abusive tirade or physical assault which can never be acceptable. Read more...
I am very wary of anyone who claims to be an ‘expert in relationships’.
Relationships – all relationships – are, as far as I’m concerned, too complex, too
diverse and too personal for anyone to be an expert. What I can offer as your counsellor is... Read more
Helping somebody to come to terms with the death of a loved-one is one of the main
tasks of a counsellor. It can also be most frequently misunderstood. Read more...
The word ‘depression’ – along with ‘stress’ or ‘anxiety’ - is quite often overused or incorrect. They may be the best words you have but that doesn’t mean they apply to your particular feelings, thoughts or behaviours. Read more...