Society can sometimes make us feel as though it’s not ok to talk about our feelings, perhaps there’s a fear of opening up about our struggles as we may appear weak. But that’s not true—there’s huge strength in what you’re doing, looking for help by searching for a counsellor is really positive.
You may experience some ambivalence about taking the next step but research has shown that counselling is effective in supporting people as they face life’s challenges.
Within the safety of the counselling room (online or in person) is where any subject can be explored. By talking we’re able to gradually uncover sources of pain, shame, loss, regret, disillusionment, fear—nothing is off the table.
I primarily work in a person-centred way which means you’re in the driving seat, the pace of the counselling is in your hands; I walk alongside you, not in-front nor behind.
The idea behind counselling is that you have time spent focusing solely on you. This means you have time to explore issues that might usually (in the business of life) get ignored or covered up. In doing this, you’re more likely to be able to live a more fulfilled, authentic version of yourself.