Can Counselling Help?

On this page, I’ve listed a few of the many different reasons why you may be looking for support but if you can’t find something that resonates with your situation, then it doesn’t mean that counselling can’t help you.  There is no wrong reason for deciding to undertake therapy and I believe that if your situation is important to you, then it is.

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Present Day Situations

You may have experienced a trauma; you may have a dilemma or challenge you need to explore or you may be facing a change in your life which feels frightening to you.  Even something which others deem positive, such as marriage, moving home, pregnancy or retirement,  can feel overwhelming and challenging.  Counselling will provide you with a safe and confidential place for you to explore your situation and will help you to deal with anything which, at the moment, feels too daunting or difficult to overcome.

Past Experiences

It’s not only things that are happening today that can cause problems. Past experiences can also have an effect on the way you feel and they can continue to influence your present day situations, even when the events are over. Negative messages from others will have helped to form the way you feel about yourself, eroding your self confidence and stopping you from achieving your full potential,  Counselling will help you to resolve the past, allowing you to recover and move forward without being negatively affected by previous events.

Self Exploration

You may be questioning who you are or what you believe. You may be feeling that life could be different and more fulfilling. There may not be a specific event or situation which has caused you to question things and you may not know what you want to change but somehow you simply know you would like things to be different.  Counselling can help you explore unanswered questions and provide clarity to unanswered questions.


As relational beings, we thrive on experiencing supportive and trusting relationships.  However, it is very easy for communication to break down or for differences to occur.  If you are experiencing difficulties in a relationship or perhaps in many relationships, then counselling can help you to explore your feelings and can provide clarity on what is causing the rift(s).

Parent/Carer/Teacher Support

Caring for others can be challenging and it is vital that you remain well enough to be able to continue providing the much needed support.  Looking after children can also be difficult, especially if the young person is experiencing problems themselves.  As a parent, carer or teacher you can be under enormous pressure on a daily basis which takes its toll.  Counselling can build resilience so that you feel better equipped to deal with the daily pressures and provide the best possible support for those you are caring for.

Counselling can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Historic Childhood Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Fear, Panic, Phobias
  • Negative Self Talk
  • Anger
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Redundancy and Retirement
  • Employment Stresses
  • Feelings of overwhelm

Counselling can help you to:

  • Improve the way you feel
  • Increase your self confidence, esteem and belief
  • Reduce fear
  • Implement a self-care routine
  • Build resilience
  • Improve your relationship patterns with others
  • Find ways of dealing with strong emotions
  • Resolve your past and move forward
  • Choose to make positive changes and implement them
  • Find clarity
  • Improve your relationship with yourself
  • Process difficult emotions and feelings safely
  • Identify and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour
  • Create self-help techniques to keep you healthy in the future

If you think that counselling can help you or you would like to find out more, please contact me:

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