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"1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem like anxiety and depression in any given week in England."

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
 

 

Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of issues, no matter how big or how small they may seem.

This is by no means a definitive list, but these are some of the areas I can help with.  

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Depression

  • Family roles

  • Grief

  • Lack of motivation or direction 

  • Life changes, including divorce, separation, becoming a parent or step-parent, infertility, relocation, retirement, redundancy, empty nest, dealing with a medical diagnosis or disability etc.

  • Loneliness or isolation

  • Loss, including loved ones, pets, home, identity, job, meaning, purpose or direction

  • Low confidence/low self-esteem

  • Low moods

  • Phobias

  • Relationships

  • Self-harm

  • Stress

  • Feeling stuck

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Workplace/school or college issues

I specialise in supporting clients who are processing a life change, whether planned or unplanned, past or present. Whilst change is inevitable, that does not mean it is easy, and it is often accompanied by loss - as well as material loss, it can lead to loss of identity, role, confidence, self-esteem, meaning, purpose or hopes & dreams.

 

Counselling for young adults (Age 16 -18)

Adolescence can be a tough time for a young person as they transition from childhood into adulthood and find their own identity.
It is a period of life that can feel like there is a lot of pressure: pressure from maintaining friendships and/or trying to fit in; pressure from family or peers to work harder or do more; and pressure from school/college in terms of increased workload, constant deadlines and exams. Young people also have to cope with the strong feelings and physical changes that are part and parcel of adolescence and many find it hard to talk to their parents.


All of this can feel overwhelming and lead to issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or low confidence, lack of motivation, self-harm and even suicidal thoughts.

Talking to someone outside of friends and family, who will not get upset, shut you down, judge you or tell you what to do, can give you some space to work things out for yourself. Counselling can also give you some tools to help you through this period of your life and beyond.
I understand that it isn't always easy to find a label for a problem, so even if you are not quite sure what's wrong but you know that you do not feel like yourself, or you are not acting like yourself, or that nobody understands you, then counselling can help you to solve your puzzle.

If you are still unsure if it's for you, please get in touch for a free 20-minute no-obligation chat. If I can't help you, I will do my best to signpost you to the right service.
Image by Mel Poole of white jigsaw puzzle pieces

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