Benefits of counselling

I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to talk about and explore your thoughts, feelings and life.  This can bring relief when there are things that you have not previously been able to properly talk about or acknowledge with others.

Your capacity to trust may develop more easily in a counselling relationship.  You may feel you can express yourself more freely, or contact deeper feelings.  The experience of being really listened to can also help you discover your own resources, or maybe generate healing.  The quality of personal trust and warmth, with the time and place set aside especially for you makes a counselling relationship uniquely therapeutic.

Counselling can therefore lead to

  • Increased self-esteem and feelings of confidence

  • Improvement in relationships

  • Better understanding of self and behaviour

  • Increased ability to express yourself

  • Learn new ways to cope with problems in your life

  • Emotional healing

As a Humanistic counsellor, I believe in our potential to live a more fulfilling and happier life.  But that is never a path of roses and sunshine!   Darker times, endless struggles, and strong emotions seem to impede our progress. Maybe there is not a shred of hope.

Then, asking for help can be the hardest decision to make.  But it could be the first step to real change.

Being stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour that are destructive rather than productive may sound familiar to you. You want to escape.  Then, within the medium of our counselling relationship you can get to know and make friends with the different aspects of your patterns.  This is “soul searching” and even a few steps in this direction are very rewarding.

So counselling may also lead to

  • Greater self awareness

  • Discovering your creativity

  • Change or acceptance