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28th May 2022 

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

*Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons*
Robin Sharma

You have to be in a certain state of mind to appreciate this quotation; if something has gone wrong and it feels like the world is falling down around you, the last thing you want to do is see the crisis as a learning point. Our counselling sessions work where you are at the moment (in the ‘here and now’ in counselling phraseology); we can look at healthy coping strategies, do problem solution work and only when you feel steadier, will we look to see if there are repeating patterns or unhelpful behaviours that are hindering you. With greater self-awareness, comes the possibility to break those repeating patterns.