You may already be clear about the benefits of counselling, but if you are not sure whether counselling is the right thing for you, here are some ideas you might like to consider.
People come to counselling because they want to understand and manage difficult or painful situations. We all struggle at some points in our lives, and finding help is an act of courage that will strengthen you.
Maybe you’ve had problems or changes in your life that have left you feeling troubled, anxious or confused. Perhaps you’ve been through a traumatic experience and now struggle with finding a way forward. Maybe you have difficulties with relationships. Sometimes there may not be a clear problem, but you may feel low or confused, or wish things were different.
In all these situations, counselling can help.
Counselling is confidential; you can discuss anything that is affecting you. You can talk to a counsellor about yourself in a different way than you might talk to a friend or a relative. Counsellors don’t ‘cure’ you or tell you what you should do; they work with you to help you find ways to feel better.
As a counsellor I am trained to listen attentively and to help you clarify your thoughts and feelings. I will listen to you with empathy, interest and respect. I will help to create a supportive, nurturing place for you to explore and understand your problems, so that you can make the changes that are possible, and increase your understanding of yourself and of others.
If you want to find out more about my work, or talk to me about how counselling could be helpful to you, please contact me by phone or email. I'll be happy to talk to you about what would be best for you.
You can also contact the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Counselling Directory for more information - just follow these links to their websites.
Tess (Thais Lloyd)
Registered counsellor, MBACP
Tel: 07493 591515