Many people try counselling to help them resolve emotional, psychological and relationship issues. They may be experiencing difficult and distressing events in their lives, such as relationship breakdown, bereavement, divorce, health problems or job concerns. Other clients may have general underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life.

Some clients may have no one else to talk to and feel isolated, but even people with supportive family and friends can find it difficult to talk to them about feeling anxious or depressed. They may find it easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with an independent professional therapist.

What does it involve?

Counselling usually involves a series of formal sessions where you can talk to our therapist about your issues and feelings. The sessions take place at a regular, agreed time and are held in our ‘safe’ and private talking therapies room where you and the Counsellor will not be overheard or interrupted.

Counselling therapy may involve talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Our Counsellor will listen, encourage and empathise, but will also help you to see your issues more clearly or from a different perspective.

Counselling is not about giving advice or opinions, nor is it a friendly chat with a friend.Our counsellor helps clients to understand themselves better and find their own solutions to resolve or cope with their situation.