Counselling for individuals (adults or teenagers),
couples or families
Counselling is a safe place and time for you to explore what is troubling you as an individual - adult or teenager, couple or family - away from everyday life. As a counsellor I will listen and support you without telling you what to do or judging you. I will ensure each member or of the couple or family has the opportunity to be heard.
I can help you to find effective ways to work through the challenges you may be facing in life. Each counselling session is an hour, usually weekly, entirely dedicated to you, where we can go at your pace and work towards resolving your issues.
As your counsellor I understand that you are the expert on you and your couple or family relationship and so I want to hear, understand and acknowledge how it feels for you.
What's the difference between talking to a counsellor and talking to a friend?
Counselling is not the same as talking to a friend or family member. Although they can be supportive, friends or family are often emotionally involved and this stops them from being objective. They may have their own opinion and feelings about your situation or you may feel that you are burdening them. As your counsellor I am an experienced professional, offering empathy and understanding. I will respond thoughtfully and respectfully without judgment in a safe and confidential setting.
Counselling creates a safe space to work through difficulties and can help you develop strategies and skills to deal with what’s going on for you. As you begin to understand yourself more, you're more able to understand the difficulties you are facing and the changes you may need to make. Sometimes it's about accepting that some things can't be changed. Hopefully, as we work together you will gain confidence and build self esteem which will give you the resilience to manage the life events you’re struggling with.
I offer support for the family unit, parents, children & teenagers, siblings, extended families and step families with issues around:
- separation and divorce
- family conflict
- family change
- loss & bereavement
- parenting responsibility
- step families
Relationship and couple counselling
I offer support to individuals or couples with:
Strengthening relationships, coming to terms with ending relationships, divorce & separation, argument and conflict, affairs, trust issues, family changes – new baby, step family issues, extended family problems.
Some couples find counselling helpful in negotiating or rethinking how their relationship works. Counselling can be helpful in improving relationships even if you don’t think you have a specific problem.
Young people and teenagers
I work with young people and teenagers with the issues mentioned above for families and couples but also with:
- stress/anxiety/panic attacks
- family issues
- bullying/peer group
- anger issues
- relationship issues
- feeling down/depressed
- low self esteem
- self harm
- body image/self confidence
How to make contact
Even if you're not yet sure if I can help, do feel free to contact me to discuss whether counselling would be useful for you as an individual, couple or family. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. If after that discussion you're ready to make a first appointment we can arrange a convenient date and time for us to meet. The counselling sessions take place at a community building in Lutterworth, easily accessible from anywhere in South Leicestershire, address below:
My contact details are: