Counselling is the process of creating a confidential safe and non-judgmental space where people can begin to explore and heal with the help of their counsellor. The whole person is valued and it gives a person the time to talk about feelings, thoughts and concerns.
Counselling tends to be relatively short-term and focuses on current personal difficulties
Psychotherapy tends to be a longer process helping people to discover and understand the deeper roots of their present circumstances.
The process of counselling and psychotherapy can enable a person to discover inner resources and thereby build the strength to make meaningful choices and live a more satisfying life. It is an opportunity to gain self-awareness, gain new perspectives and explore options you may not have previously considered. Talking to a counsellor can help you process feelings and help you to heal from past losses.
Some Reasons You Might Choose Counselling and Psychotherapy?
- If you are feeling anxious, sad, stressed, lonely, fearful, panicked?
- Lacking in self-confidence, or feeling unable to reach your full potential?
- Depressed or feeling down, low mood
- Anger management
- Needing help with past issues, upcoming events or present problems
- Bereavement, grief, loss
- Relationship issues, break-ups
- Finding it difficult to communicate with partner, family, friends, colleagues
- Need someone to listen, need to be heard
- Need time for yourself, self-care
Coming to See Me as Your Counsellor
Counselling can be a difficult process, but as your counsellor, I will help you to explore your issues in a safe way. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive, compassionate service and I will respect your choices at all times.
Our confidential relationship is mutually trusting and can continue for any number of sessions – determined by your needs.
“The practitioner offers an impartial relationship in which the client can explore specific issues and develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living. Confidentiality is recognized as a vital basis for such a relationship. The practitioner respects the client’s values, personal resources and capacity for self-determination. Counselling and psychotherapy are formal activities where both parties explicitly agree a contract about participation and procedure” – Irish Assoc. for Counselling and Psychotherapy.”