Services

 

Services

We all have problems in our lives. Some are small and easily dealt with, others more complicated. However, most of us at one point or another feel overwhelmed by life circumstances which can leave us feeling helpless, alone and that there is no way out. People consider seeing a counsellor for many different reasons such as feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, relationship difficulties and bereavement.

Counselling is an opportunity for you to meet on a one-to-one basis or as a couple and gain a perspective about the issue(s) troubling you and help you see things more clearly. Together we explore the cause of your problem, consider what might be stopping you from reaching your full potential and what you need to do to improve the situation to become the person you want to be. Counsellors are trained to look beyond presenting problems to possible underlying causes.

The counsellor will provide a safe place to share your worries, difficulties or concerns in order to help you to understand your feelings and how other people react to us. The counsellor is there to listen to you, support, empower and motivate you to make the changes you want to make which will lead to increased self-confidence and feeling more in control of your lives.

 

Couple Counselling

Couple counselling or relationship counselling is for couples or individuals experiencing difficulty in their relationship. You may come with your partner or alone and it doesn't matter if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, transgender married or co-habiting; pre-living together, separating or divorcing.

Causes of relationship problems:


The aim of couples counselling is to offer a safe confidential setting in which to explore your concerns in a place where both parties are equally listened to and supported.

Communication is often the key to resolving issues but firstly you may need to relearn how to relate to each other in a more constructive way that enables you to gain a greater awareness of yourself and your partner.

Working together as a team to maintain and develop the relationship whilst minimising interruptions and rows. There may be times where partner may benefit more from individual counselling and this will be recommended where appropriate.

 

Counselling Children / Teenagers

Children and young people's counselling is for any young person who may need extra support if they are finding it difficult to deal with or understand their emotions and/or behaviour. The counselling is there to enable the young person to explore their feelings, attitudes and how things affect them.

The counselling is confidential unless there are concerns about the young person's safety or the safety of someone else. This will be discussed in the first session with the young person and their parent/guardian.

These are the types of issues young people may come with:


Sessions will be talking based but for younger children sessions may consist of working with art therapy and play therapy to help them to be able to express themselves more clearly. For example, reading stories and talking about feelings of a character in that story may help the child to discuss their own feelings.

Counselling children and young people can help the young person develop a positive attitude to life, and form effective coping skills and strategies that can be used throughout life.

 

Oral Presentation Sessions

Oral Presentation Skills sessions are a one off hour long session for anyone who needs help with giving presentations. These sessions are aimed at increasing confidence, self esteem and performance when giving presentations. These sessions can also be run in a small or a large group.

 

Counselling for Academic Purposes

Counselling is available for students covering such areas as organisational skills, motivation work-life balance and increasing / maintaining focus on academic work are addressed.

 

Workshops

One/Two hour workshops can be provides for schools, colleges and within the workplace.

Topics covered include:

 

Quote

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything". George Bernard Shaw