Why Counselling?

People come to counselling with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and stress. They may be overwhelmed by their feelings, unable to cope, having relationship difficulties or low self-esteem. They may have experienced difficult life events such as bereavement, divorce or trauma.

Counselling provides a space for people to explore such difficulties and work through painful experiences in a safe, private and confidential environment. Counsellors will be accepting and understanding allowing you the freedom to explore and reflect on what’s right for you.

There are times in all of our lives when we could do with some support. Counselling gives you some time and space out of your day to day life to explore current problems, such as issues from the past or just whatever is on your mind, in a safe and confidential environment and with the support of a qualified counsellor.

What is Counselling?

Counselling provides you with a safe and supportive environment to share what is troubling you, where you are listened to in a way that helps you understand yourself better. Counselling aims to help you find more effective and satisfying ways of living your life.

Counselling can help you deal with a wide range of issues, from day-to-day worries and stresses, to distressing and traumatic events such as the loss of a loved one or a relationship breakdown, depression, anxiety or past trauma.

Here at The As You Are Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice we believe in developing a trusting and non-judgmental relationship, a place to explore what’s happening for you, what options you have and what might be getting in the way of change or growth. We will only look backwards in order to look forwards – counselling is about helping you become who you want to be, not worrying about who you once were.

Your Counsellor...

A qualified counsellor is trained to listen with empathy and openness to all you have to share. They are not there to judge you in anyway or force you to take a particular course of action. The counsellor will help you develop a better understanding of yourself and others so that you can make positive choices for yourself.

Whatever your issue, you are taking it seriously enough to do some research on counsellors. We can help you to explore, clarify, manage or resolve whatever is happening in your life. 

If you have any questions, please telephone one of us or send an email. It’s all completely confidential and there are absolutely no obligations. We look forward to speaking with you.

Counselling can help with your career, including dealing with workplace stress, being more confident, finding better work-life balance, and making more confident decisions