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How can counselling help?

People come to counselling at different stages of their lives and for many different reasons. No problem is too big or too small if it causes you concern. If you are considering coming to see us but are unsure if counselling is for you, please feel free to contact us for further information. All enquiries are welcome, and we will be happy to talk to you and answer your questions.

The first appointment gives you and your therapist an opportunity to get to know each other and explore what brings you to therapy. Your therapist will talk to you about what you hope to achieve from your sessions and how you might work together towards these goals. You are then free to choose if you would like to continue with further sessions.

Appointment scheduling is flexible, with both daytime and evening sessions available.

Some of the reasons why people attend counselling include:

Emotional and Psychological Difficulties
  • Childhood trauma
  • Anxiety / Stress / Panic
  • Obsessions / Compulsions / Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression / Post-natal Depression / Bipolar Disorder
  • Feeling overwhelmed, hopeless or despairing
  • Suicidal thoughts/behaviours
  • Self-harm
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger and aggression problems
  • Self-Esteem / Confidence / Assertiveness
  • Motivation / Decision-making
Substance Misuse and Addictions
  • Drug or Alcohol problems
  • Gambling addiction
  • Other addictive-type behaviours (e.g. relating to work, sex, video games, shopping)
Change and Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship Breakdown/Separation/Divorce
  • Job Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Financial or Legal Problems
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Living with Illness/Long-Term Medical Conditions
  • Living with an Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury
Relationship difficulties
  • Family Problems
  • Abuse – past or present (physical, sexual, emotional, psychological)
  • Work-related difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Sexuality / Sexual dysfunction