If negative feelings and emotions seem to be constantly with you and are affecting your home life or work, then talking to a counsellor might help you to cope with your problems and find a way to move forward. Acknowledging you need help to face issues head on, with a view to moving yourself to a better place, where life becomes more bearable, takes great strength and courage. It may be that you are facing a potentially life-changing decision, or simply feel that you are stuck in a rut, and again counselling can also be useful.
It can sometimes be difficult to completely open up to friends and relatives or work colleagues for fear of damaging relationships or compromising your career but I will provide a calm, unbiased and highly confidential space for you to talk about the problems in your life. I am professionally trained to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour openly without fear of being judged, looking at new angles and gaining new perspectives. There are many different kinds of counselling and psychotherapy, and numerous different training programmes, so much so, it can be difficult to know what it all means, who you can trust, if the person is properly qualified and so on. Too often it seems anyone looking for help, especially through the NHS, is likely to be steered towards CBT. But many people benefit from a more classic psychotherapy: person-centred, empathetic, compassionate, a “listening experience”.