talking helps self discovery
“With Helen’s encouragement and support I began to understand, explore and resolve underlying issues from my past that were getting in the way. I now have a much deeper understanding of myself.”
I offer an initial session where we can meet, and discover whether we are a good match for working together. If we both decide the answer is yes, we would go on to book a first session, during which we set up a contract to agree the number of sessions and the aim of the work within that time frame. This contract is flexible and can be reviewed at any time. Counselling can be short, medium or long term, according to your needs.
FINDING THE RIGHT COUNSELLOR
My style of working is person-centred which aims to understand your individual experiences from your point of view, and what you value in life. I believe you are a person of worth, both in the times you want to grow and change and in the times you don’t. I will listen to and honour you when you are struggling with yourself, the choices ahead of you or the opinions of others. I will listen to you during the times your instinct is telling you to tread an unknown path.
Unexpected gifts of insight often happen in counselling. I work with you to discover how you truly feel about your everyday life and experiences as well as the connections these may have with the past. You’ll have the space to consider why your life has become the way it is, and how you would see it in your mind’s eye if you could be leading the kind of life that was much more authentically ‘you’. It is when you are more relaxed and in a peaceful setting that you can speak openly and freely about your life. We often make new discoveries when talking together in counselling, and come to know the hidden strengths already within us, and how to use them in the future.
EXAMPLES OF ISSUES I CAN HELP WITH
– Anger Management
– Cultural Issues
– Domestic Violence
– Eating Disorders
– Exam Stress
– Post-natal Depression
– Post-traumatic Stress
– Relationships Issues
– Self Harm
– Sexual Identity
– Workplace Issues.
OTHER SOURCES OF SUPPORT
If you are in crisis and need emotional support you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day. Call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Samaritans support those who have suicidal feelings but you do not have to be feeling suicidal to call. To find out more go to www.samaritans.org
If you are feeling desperate or suicidal you might want to download the Stay Alive App – click here or go to the Grassroots Suicide Prevention website: www.prevent-suicide.org.uk