Good...Bad? I'm not here to judge where you're at or where you've been. I'm simply here to encourage you in where you would like to go. You have the map. I'll shine a light on it so you can read it better. And eventually, the sun will rise again in your life and you'll no longer need my light to assist you. (Alanic Hutchinson, Living Peace)
What will happen in counselling
Counselling is a talking therapy.
Using my listening skills and in conversation, I will help you to examine issues and situations that are causing you distress.
I will help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
You will be encouraged to participate in finding a focus for our work together, setting goals and reviewing progress at regular intervals.
I will help you to find options and opportunities and move towards any changes you decide you want to make.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Counselling is effective for a range of issues including:
How I work:
The core of my work is Person-Centred. This means that you, the client, are at the centre of any work that we do. You set the agenda and you set the pace of the work. You will not be asked to do anything that you do not feel comfortable with. I want you to feel at ease in the counselling room and able to put your trust in me.
"I felt comfortable with Liz and was able to tell her things I have never told anyone else. She didn't judge or critisise me." (with client's permission)
I tailor the therapy to the individual needs of each client. No two people are the same and so the strategies I may use differ with each client.
For instance, I may use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with clients who need to change negative patterns of thinking; I use Transactional Analysis to help clients to recognise the roles they fall into; I might explore a client's past using Psychodynamic thinking; If clients wish to, I teach them about Mindfulness and how to use meditation to combat anxiety and depression.
Television and radio presenter Sarah Powell talks about how Mindfulness changed her life: "Mindfulness was quite alien to me when I arrived to do a workshop about it. What I took away was putting distance between myself and my thoughts, and not being in a constant cycle of questions and worries. I could just be, just exist from moment to moment." It worked for Sarah. If you would like to see if it can work for you, give me a call..
If you would like to find out about some of the strategies I may use please use the links below:
For Information on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy justclick here
For Information on Transactional Analysis just click here
For Information on Mindfulness just click here
The therapy you receive will be tailor made just for you.
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Help is just a conversation away