There are many reasons why you might seek counselling; maybe life circumstances past or present, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, phobias or perhaps a less defined feeling of anxiety, depression or dis-ease.
The one common denominator is that one gets to a point where you feel you are not functioning in a way that you would like, so decide to seek help, with the intention of living more fully or freely.
My role as counsellor is to provide a relationship where you are able to tell your story and feel truly heard, understood and accepted. This can sometimes be enough.
Usually during our work we are able to see patterns of behaviour or ways of relating in the present that have been born from the past and this can help you to understand yourself more fully. When we have a better understanding then we can make more informed choices.
You may have feelings that seem too unbearable to feel and fear falling apart. As your counsellor I would be there with you. I would also be along side you as you build yourself back together.
Often, for various reasons, certain parts of ourselves have been denied expression. This can cause a feeling of 'not feeling ourselves'. Counselling provides an opportunity for all parts of ourselves to have a voice and be heard. Through listening, support and challenge from me and a committment from you, counselling can bring about a more integrated self. Then there is possibility for positive change.