Counselling / Psychotherapy

Counselling PsychotherapyCounselling is a process that helps you to explore your feelings and thoughts about a situation or experience in your life, assisting you to deal with your problem in the here and now. Counselling cannot solve all your problems and will not have all the answers. Our Counsellor’s will help you to focus on what is troubling you and help you to see the issues involved more clearly in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. This insight can often enable you to make important choices in your life and by helping you work through those difficult issues that we all often face either at work or in our personal lives, will improve your quality of life and well being. By having someone you can trust to tell your troubles to can often be a great relief, as sometimes it can be difficult to talk to those close to us about the difficulties we are experiencing.  It can, therefore, be a great help to have someone impartial to offer the space and support to explore our feelings and resolve these issues. In a recent BACP survey, it was found that 95% of people think it is a good idea to seek counselling for problems, before they get out of hand. The number of counselling sessions required can vary from one to twelve, depending upon what is concerning you.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE COUNSELLING

“When a child sits down with their counsellor and begins to talk about their feelings and problems, it can be the start of something that can change their life.”  BACP website

Life can be difficult at times for children and young people, older children can feel stressed from exams, hormone changes, relationships, sexuality, gender, even peer group pressures at school. All children of all ages can feel anxious from situations in their life, like bullying, family problems, trauma, bereavement, even relocating to a new home or school.Social media can also cause problems with body image issues and self-confidence.  When social, emotional and psychological issues are not addressed, they can continue in to adulthood.If you are a parent/guardian and concerned about your child, I am an experienced children and young people’s counsellor, who can help your child feel at ease and help them to talk about their issues.  Allowing them to develop their own solutions to explore the best way forward for them and their family. I use a multidisciplinary approach within the context of their life and support them in an age-appropriate way, planning how best to help the child or young person, as well as their family.

PsychotherapyPsychotherapy provides a confidential and supportive atmosphere in which to work through difficulties and explore new ways of being. It can assist in dealing with problems in the here and now. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to those close to us about the difficulties we are experiencing.It can, therefore, be a great help to have someone impartial to offer the space and support to explore our feelings and resolve these issues. Psychotherapy is commonly used for problems that have accumulated over a number of years. It can also be used for issues arising from a traumatic event. Psychotherapy enables you to access memories and reflect upon unconscious processes that have been adopted, helping you to understand why you find yourself repeating unwanted or negative life patterns. By gaining insight into your thoughts and feelings, you then become better equipped to make conscious choices, creating a more satisfying life for yourself and it works because a trusting relationship is built up between the client and the psychotherapist. The number of Psychotherapy sessions required can vary depending upon the severity of your symptom and how quickly you are making progress.

CounsellingThese therapies can help for the following:

 

See our therapists Annabel Ashley, Brenda Howlett,