Traumatic experiences, life events, loss and bereavement can cause symptoms of anxiety and stress, depression and mood swings or create relationship problems which can affect your day-to-day life and prevent you from fulfilling your potential.
In counselling, the process is enabling the client to understand the patterns of his or her life, and the helpful and/or unhelpful ways he or she has developed to deal with difficulties. Regular weekly sessions can provide a safe place for clients to explore their feelings and to gain insight into their difficulties, thereby lessening the impact those difficulties might have in their everyday lives. Talking to friends and family members about your problems can sometimes help, but a trained counsellor can be invaluable in helping to unravel problems because he or she is not directly involved in your everyday life.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, which means that I am trained to help clients explore their problems with particular reference to the way their past has influenced their life in the present.
The issues that can be helped by counselling include:
- Loss and bereavement
- Anxiety, Stress and Lack of Confidence
- Traumatic Experiences, Overwhelming feelings
- Depression and Mood Swings
- Relationship Problems
- Work Issues
- Life Crisis
- Difficulties in Making Life Choices.