Counselling in Cheltenham
Do any of these experiences feel familiar?
Do you feel like your emotions are overwhelming you?
How are your relationships right now?
Perhaps you feel more stressed than usual?
Are you struggling to find enjoyment in life or lacking motivation to do things you once enjoyed?
Can you say how you really feel in your relationships or do you go along with what others want and then feel resentful?
Sometimes life feels a bit more difficult than usual and it's hard to find anyone to talk to who will listen without giving you unwanted advice or judgement. At these times it is necessary to feel supported and properly heard.
I am here for you; if you feel empty, if you are feeling anxious and stressed or feeling that something just doesn't feel good right now. I will support you through it all, towards feeling better in yourself, less stressed and more able to cope.
Whatever you bring, everything is welcome
You don't have to work things out alone.
Emotional difficulties can be caused by changes in our life like relationship problems and breakups, as well as bereavement, work stress and job loss, but often too they are related to our childhood experiences. Lockdown, can also bring up old feelings of isolation and trauma. Together we can explore how these feelings have developed and gain some clarity and understanding in order for you to move forward.
I understand how important it is to feel heard and talk about some of the most meaningful things in your life.
You can bring anything to counselling here, including things that may be hard for you to talk about in other settings or things that you may have not spoken about to anyone else before; everything is welcome.
Considering therapy can be scary but it doesn't have to feel like that. In our work together we can go at your own pace and build a safe, confidential and trusting relationship where you can share things you may never have spoken about before. In this way it is possible to start to feel more in touch with yourself and work towards hope.
As your counsellor I will
Support you in working things out that you want to bring
Recognise you are the expert on your own life
Remember that only you know what is best for you
Work with you to work out how to make the difficult stuff easier to live with
Give you room to access your own wisdom
As your counsellor I won't
Give you advice
Try to tell what to do or 'fix' you
Pretend I know more about you than you do
Make all the difficult stuff go away
"Thank you so much, you've really helped me feel better and helped me make some difficult decisions."
very approachable and
...if you are in crisis and need to talk to someone urgently