Counselling Watford Bushey HERTS
Overview of Counselling
Whatever is troubling you I will encourage you to tell me about it in a safe and non-judgemental setting. In a Counselling setting you can share things that perhaps you don’t want to talk to friends or family about. Together we will endeavour to fully explore and understand your feelings, reduce distress, and support you to move forward as you choose.
What is Counselling
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and talking to a counsellor can help to get things into perspective. Counselling offers you a secure space to explore what is going on for you, with someone trained to listen carefully, with respect and really try to fully understand you and your feelings. Counselling is not about someone “telling you what to do, giving advice, or simply granting your wishes” but can be about supporting you to explore your feelings and concerns which may then make decision making clearer.
Current crisis / deeper issue / Self Care
Surprisingly quite often the thing that brings a person to seek support e.g. some sort of current crisis may be a way in to understanding deeper causes of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people live with a feeling of “something just not being quite right”. Counselling can help develop Self-Awareness which in turn can be life changing! That’s the good news – but like most things in life it doesn’t happen without effort, and can be painful. However from personal experience I would say the results are definitely worth it!
So be brave, aren’t you worth it? Answering “Yes” to that question is the first step on your journey (with me by your side), to personal growth and hopefully increased happiness. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Full member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
L4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Education and Theology
What to expect
I work mainly from a person-centred perspective but may include relevant Psychodynamic aspects and CBT and TA tools if appropriate. Sessions are usually once a week for 50 mins. Short term 6-10 sessions, Long term weekly on-going sessions.
Issues I have experience in are:-
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Low Self Esteem, Low Confidence, Not feeling Good Enough, Panic Attacks, Relationship Issues / Abusive relationships, Sexuality, Addictions, Specialist Issues related to Ex Boarders from Boarding School, Bullying, Loss and Bereavement.