Counselling and Psychotherapy Services in Salisbury, Wiltshire
Counselling aims to create an environment where you are provided with a safe and supportive environment to explore problems you are experiencing. You may seek counselling to help with a specific problem, to help resolve conflicts in your life, or simply to gain greater confidence. Counselling can help you understand your relationships with family, friends and work colleagues, helping you form and maintain relationships that are positive and rewarding. Talking to a trained professional can help you look at problems from a different perspective and equip you with the necessary strategies to work through problems.
I believe that through a trusting therapeutic relationship you can gain insight into the reasons behind a sense of dissatisfaction or a problem you may be experiencing. The relationship between you and your counsellor is one of the most important factors in the effectiveness of counselling. As someone who is trained to listen to your problems, I can help you develop an understanding of yourself and others, and provide you with a supporting, safe environment where you can work on the problems you face and facilitate positive change.
My approach is Integrative, which means that I draw on a number of different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. These include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Solution Focussed, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
As an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist I am bound by a code of ethics. Therapy is a personal journey and it is important to recognise that there will be times where you may be talking about painful feelings and difficult decisions. However, you can rest assured that whatever is discussed in each session is confidential, (subject to legal and ethical exceptions). Full ethical framework can be found on www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about/code-of-ethics/.
Some difficulties brought to counselling:
I have worked with a wide variety of issues. Some clients start with a clear idea of the issues they face. However, it is common for someone to feel simply that their life is not fulfilling, something is wrong or that they feel unhappy.
Some people are troubled with eating patterns or weight issues which negatively impact on the rest of their lives. An empathetic, non-judgmental environment can help to explore the reasons behind these issues and the impact they are having on a happy and fulfilled life. If you believe that you or someone close to you is suffering from an eating disorder, call me for a chat, and visit Beating Eating Disorders BEAT http://www.b-eat.co.uk
It is normal for grief and loss to feel like an emotional rollercoaster. I offer an empathetic and supportive environment which can help those struggling to work though the associated emotions and physical effects or grief and loss.
Some of the common issues I can help with are:
· Grief and loss
· Low self-confidence and self esteem
· Relationships issues
· Stress and anxiety
· Panic attacks
· Weight issues