Life can be difficult at times and problems rarely occur in isolation of other issues that may be current for us.
Challenges are often opportunities for personal growth and positive change, although some can be incredibly painful and the growth process will take place over a longer period of time. However, such challenges can come to feel more like crises when we do not feel we have the tools to deal with them effectively, giving rise to feelings of anxiety and doubts about our self worth and adequacy.
I believe that we all have within ourselves the ability to face these challenges, to make our choices and take responsibility for our chosen paths in life, we just sometimes need a bit of help along the way.
The reasons that we seek counselling/psychotherapy are unique to us, and may not always be obvious or well defined but may manifest themselves as a general ‘dis-ease’ or dissatisfaction with life.
Sometimes life becomes too hectic and noisy and we are unable to clearly hear what we are thinking. Often those who are too close to us cannot hear us because they are struggling with their own life challenges.
What Can I Expect?
Counselling/psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential environment where you can be heard, both by the counsellor and yourself. Having a counsellor alongside you where you feel respected and not judged helps you to explore your issues. This empowers you to identify the choices available and to make your own decisions.
Occasionally this will involve letting go of what is causing you unease and other times the learning achieved is incorporated into your every day life. This is what is known as personal growth and the counselling process helps you develop coping skills allowing you to feel more in control of your life.
As your counsellor, I will be along side you through these changes, providing support.
Contact me on 07590 572866 or email to arrange counselling in Basingstoke. Afternoon and early evening appointments available.
I offer a free 20 minute introductory meeting; please ask at time of booking.