During our lives we go through changes and shifts that are inevitable, that is not to say that we welcome all of these because let’s face it not all of them will be positive. Psychotherapy should never promise to replace what you have lost, what it can offer is a place where you are able to express yourself fully regarding how you feel about those losses. In the space created for you, you can safely let go of ‘keeping it together’ and explore the changes you are facing.

Past experiences are another facet that counselling can significantly help with. It is my belief that much of the way that we react to certain circumstances can be traced back to childhood experience. Childhood traumas can leave a significant mark on us in the forms of very low self confidence, manifestations of jealousy, aggression/anger, fear of intimacy and fear of rejection and abandonment. Understanding your past, whatever it entails means that you can move into a future you are happier with.

What benefits might someone experience?

There are many reasons why people come to counselling, these can include but are by no means exclusive to suffering with depression, dealing with anxiety, struggling with low self confidence or trying to cope with a bereavement or relationship issues. At times we feel that we don’t know where to turn, that we are trapped and don’t know how to start to climb up out of the darkness.

Sometimes we experience extreme pressures that are set upon us and we can feel that we are unable to meet the expectations of others. Sometimes we can be in relationships where communication is no longer how it once was and we want to know how to better understand what has happened and rekindle what seems lost. All of these situations can feel confusing, overwhelming, difficult, exhausting and isolating.