My belief, as a counsellor, is that while you as the client have the presenting problem, somewhere within you a solution lies waiting to be discovered. I will help you to access your inner wisdom, to tap into your potential, to discover new insights that you have not been seen before, to allow the solution to emerge into awareness. My focus will be on you finding your own solution rather than me offering a solution to you.
Clients tell me consistently that talking in confidence to a counsellor, who is completely independent of your problem, is much more helpful than talking to a friend of family member. As a counsellor, I am not part of the problem but I can be very much part of helping you to develop a solution.
Some of the problems that clients have recently presented are listed below. I have many more examples that I could offer you:
- Job loss
- Bullying at work
- Trauma following a road accident
- Low self esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Excess drinking
- Change in the workplace
‘You have helped me listen to my needs. I realise that my needs are often more important than other people’s. I am more willing to ask for help which I was always reluctant to do. The counselling has made such a difference to my life. I cannot thank you enough’.
‘Thank you would be an understatement of the year but I’m lost for any other words to express my total appreciation for the help, advice and support you have given to me. You have given me back my life for which I shall be eternally grateful’.
‘Thank you for helping me once again through one of the most difficult times of my life. I truly feel able to navigate through future challenges and to be true to myself.
Thank you for your kindness, compassion, support and validation. You are an amazing person’.