We provide individual counselling sessions for clients who want to refer to our Counselling Service either as a direct referral, or through their GP, Employer or another third party agency or organisation.
Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential space to talk to a professional about any issues or concerns you are experiencing in either your personal or work life.
Counselling enables you to talk through your thoughts and feelings and to deal with any negative thoughts or feelings you may have.
Having a safe and confidential space talking to a Counsellor, someone who respects you and your struggles can really help anyone struggling with their mental health.
Our Counsellors are non-judgmental and provide a confidential space to explore your issues. Through regular therapy you can build a trusting and safe relationship where you can express your innermost thoughts and feelings and to identify solutions to overcome the issues you are experiencing.
Our Counsellors work across a range of different Counselling modalities including; CBT, Integrative, Person Centred, EFT, Psychotherapeutic and Relational Depth.
Counselling can help with any issue you are experiencing in either your personal or work life. Below are some of the main issues clients are experiencing who refer to our Counselling service;
“treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly”
Counselling for abuse can help anyone experiencing emotional, physical or emotional abuse. Your abuser may be a family member, someone from a position of trust or a stranger. Counselling can help you to explore the impact this is having on you and to develop strength, courage and confidence to stop the cycle of abuse, or process historic abuse to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem.
“A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something”
Anxiety can be mild or severe, and often relates to worrying about things that are happening, or going to happen in the future.
“a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility”
Anger can be very destructive to your personal life and to relationships with others. Exploring the triggers of your anger, and identifying coping strategies can help you to experience feelings of anger and manage these without aggression, or impact on yourself or others around you.
Attachment disorder is a general term for conditions that cause people to have a hard time connecting and forming meaningful relationships with others. If you struggle to form healthy relationships with family, friends or work colleagues exploring your attachment style and any issues can be really helpful.
“the action or condition of being bereaved”
Experiencing loss can be related to a bereavement, or the loss of anything or anyone who is important to us in our lives. It could be the loss of a family member, friend or work colleague, but also the loss of a job, a pet, a house or a routine or life that we have been
“the state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future”
We all have times when we feel unhappy, low or lost and feeling as though there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Depression is when you feel this way for a prolonged length of time, for weeks or months without feeling any better. Depression affects the ability to feel connected and to enjoy life.
“the use of force, coercion, hurtful teasing or threat, to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate”
If you are being bullied, this may be in the form of psychological abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse or through the internet or social media (cyber bullying). Bullying is not okay, and to develop coping strategies and resilience can help to address any issues you are experiencing in your life.
“relating to challenging, frustrating and painful interactions with family members”
Although we hope that our family is somewhere that we feel safe, loved and able to feel connected and share thoughts and feelings, for others family life is far from ideal and results in frustration, anger, stress, misunderstandings, disconnection and unmet needs. These issues can be mild or severe and can affect all families at some point. Counselling can provide a safe non-judgemental space to help overcome any difficulties you are currently experiencing.
“sadness because one has no friends or company”
If you are experiencing loneliness, speaking to a Counsellor can help you to feel connected with someone, and supported. Long term loneliness can result in a number of mental health issues, If you are lonely, or feel you have no one to talk to, having a regular time each week to speak to a Counsellor can really help.
“post traumatic stress disorder”
PTSD may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury.If you are feeling alert or on edge, panicked, upset, angry, or suffering with nightmares or flashbacks, counselling can help you to process the trauma, and to feel more grounded and improve your symptoms.
“issues arising in a relationship as a result of communication, trust or respect issues”
Poor relationships both in our personal and work life can affect our stress levels. When our relationships suffer, our health and happiness can also be affected. Talking to a Counsellor can help provide you with a safe confidential space to explore the issues you are experiencing, and to look at what you want from your relationships and to develop a greater sense of who you are, and a deeper understanding of relationships in your life.
“confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect”
When we have low self esteem, this can impact our own mental health. You may be struggling to value yourself, or like who you are. Counselling can help you to accept, value and like yourself so that you can feel more confident socialising and communicating with others. Counselling for low self esteem can also help with depression, anxiety, self-harm and many eating disorders.
deliberate injury to oneself, typically as a manifestation of a psychological or psychiatric disorder”
Self harm is the deliberate harm, which is often as a result of dealing with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions. Harming can give a feeling of ‘release’ or sense of relief from the emotional pain you are feeling. Accessing counselling can help you process some of these difficult thoughts and feelings, and to develop healthier coping strategies.
“a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances”
Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives, where we feel under excessive pressure resulting in us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with the demands of day to day life. Counselling can help you to talk about the stress you are feeling, to recognise why you are feeling stressed, and to help you to develop coping strategies to cope better on a day to day basis.