About Counselling

Adults and Young People

There are times in our lives when we might be struggling with difficult situations and circumstances and need extra support. Or we may simply be looking for a new direction, or to gain a better understanding of the way we experience life and how this might affect our relationships.

We may not always want to turn to friends or family, for fear of burdening them, or because we have not yet made sense of what we are thinking and feeling ourselves.

Counselling is about taking time out to help to make sense of things that can feel very difficult and overwhelming, affecting everyday life.

My aim is to work alongside you in a calm, confidential, accepting and non-judgemental way, helping you to gain a better understanding of yourself and exploring with you ways you might wish to make changes to, or come to terms with, your current situation.

I strongly believe in the power we all have within ourselves to grow and make a difference to our lives.

Children

Sometimes a child may develop patterns of behaviour that may be causing disruption to their lives and to the lives of those around them. Recognisable signs may be excessive anger, fear or worry that may be affecting a child’s development and their ability to get along with their family and friends at school.

Play therapy is used to help children communicate at their level and at their own pace. Enabling them to express themselves, explore their thoughts and feelings, and make sense of their life experiences. Thus, promoting resilience, confidence and helping to develop a more positive view of their place in the world.

“When you’re free, you can play
and when you’re playing, you become free”
Heidi Kaduson