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18th July 2024 

Individuals: I aim to help you to:

  • Manage anxiety, stress and the frightening stress signal of panic attacks by looking at coping strategies and self-care tools
  • Explore how to, over time, lift yourself out of feeling low or depressed by changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and self-defeating patterns of thinking
  • Understand why your relationship is going wrong and maybe alter thinking and behaviour to improve current and future relationships
  • Improve relationships by giving a safe space where you can understand what makes you tick and how you want to be with people
  • Grow in confidence and improve self-esteem by providing a therapeutic relationship which encourages personal growth
  • Find yourself when abuse or trauma has stolen your identity
  • Navigate through the bewildering and physical pain of loss and bereavement and learn how to re-build your life around the loss
  • Understand why a life event is affecting you so deeply, find coping strategies that support you through the dark times and, with new resilience, find a path towards greater control over your life

Thought of the Month

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."
Mahatama Gandhi

You have to be in a reasonably good place to agree with this statement! All too often, we do suffer from other people’s words and actions, particularly if it’s something that we would never do. Building resilience is all part of the counselling process and it takes time. It also requires your permission – permission to be kind to yourself and permission to build safe boundaries so that other people’s behaviour has reduced impact or no impact at all.