Counselling offers you the time and space to explore your experiences and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. I hold the belief that each individual knows themselves better than anyone else and can make real changes towards a happier life when provided with the right conditions. This is based on my training in Person-Centred Therapy.
Counselling is not about being given advice or told what to do, rather I will walk alongside you to support you in better understanding yourself and working towards change.
I really enjoy using metaphors to explore ideas and feelings, such as the one below.
The Laundry Cupboard
Coming to counselling can be a bit like opening the door to a messy cupboard that you haven’t sorted through for a long time. Things have piled up, become creased, fallen off shelves. Perhaps there are things in there you had completely forgotten about. The thought of tidying it all up feels overwhelming, maybe even insurmountable. It might be tempting to close the door and walk away. Instead, working together, we can slowly take things out of the cupboard and have a look at them before folding them neatly and putting them back in the right place. Slowly but surely, the cupboard starts to feel less overwhelming and clearer again. This is how I believe how engaging with counselling sessions can feel.