With the lifting of lockdown restrictions, you may feel lonelier than you ever did during lockdown. As friends and family members return to work and some new 'normality', there is less contact with one another, which may leave some of us feeling lost and unsupported.
Counselling is a talking therapy. The aim is to support and provide you with a confidential opportunity to explore personal issues in safety, focusing on your emotional needs and problems.
Through talking you can find out things about yourself that will help you understand what is going on for you. My role is to help you develop your own understanding. Just as nesting dolls consist of a series of wooden figures which reveal another figure inside, so does our personality consist of many different parts, some of which we may find hard to accept. Just as with the opening up of each doll, through talking we can gradually learn more about our innermost parts. This can lead the way to greater acceptance of yourself and others. By being more aware you will change and feel more empowered to choose to do things differently.
This work is about being true to your self rather than being who you think you 'should' be. This is both challenging and rewarding work leading to emotional healing and growth. It works best when we both commit to engaging in the process. We will attend to your whole person: how you/we make contact, talk, hear, listen, move, breathe and see. I will explore with you what you feel, do, want, avoid, expect and dream, as well as certain ways of coping which may have become unhelpful and keep you stuck. The emphasis is on how you relate to yourself and the world around you.
Armed with this knowledge you can move to a healthier attitude towards yourself and the world.