Counselling to help with: anger, relationships, grief, bereavement, loneliness, depression, anxiety, transitions, redundancy, self esteem, life changes and major life events, unhelpful behaviour, feeling "stuck", being a carer...
...the desire for change, understanding of self, finding different ways of being, thinking and doing.
"Keep your own counsel" - "Don't wash your dirty linen in public - "Mustn't grumble!" - "Least said, soonest mended"
These ideas may be part of our upbringing but it may not be realistic to expect to cope with everything on our own.
My philosophy is simple: life brings a mixture of things, some of which we would not choose and that can cause us to struggle. We are usually ok with being open about the positives but the darker, more painful things can stay hidden and so the issues, and our responses to them, may become more complex and unmanageable.
Counselling offers the chance to break isolation, to put down heavy burdens, to speak honestly and openly,
knowing that the person who is listening understands and accepts your point of view.