Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling, we are able to work together to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can work together to help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Counselling can be beneficial to individuals who are experiencing a feeling of unsafety in their relationships.
Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser in order to gain control over them. It can happen anytime in a relationship, including after you have split up.
I can work with you to help you gain some power, empower you to understand your options, and support you to make any decisions about the future
Despite the widespread belief that males are less prone than women to seek therapy, I have not observed this to be the case in my own practise. I've picked up a lot from them over the years, and I've always found our work to be really fulfilling. Men may seek counselling, for instance, if they are going through a change and need help adjusting to and making sense of their experiences. feelings of uncertainty as they manage new changes in their lives, such as retirement or a new relationship. Men may seek counselling because they are confused, exhausted to the bone, or stressed out by the demands of working life. Many men also seek counselling because they have just lost someone.
In actuality, life may change in an instant, and we can all be taken by surprise by setbacks to our health, careers, families, or crucial connections. When times are very difficult, many men have been socialised to withdraw and lick their wounds and are often told to 'Man -up' This seems to be a common phrase which unfortunately is said far too often, especially in the construction or male dominated industries where men are expected to deal with life stresses and just get on with their working day. Men in these situations may find themselves feeling more alone as a result of the fact that cutting off contact with others at difficult times usually makes their losses worse. After a loss, have you ever felt particularly lost and isolated? If so, you are not alone. This is a typical occurrence.
Grieving is common and healthy. Despite the fact that it can make you feel awful it is not an illness. Even while there may be times when it feels like the suffering will never stop, it won't endure forever. There is no one "correct" way to grieve, and everyone experiences it differently.
However, some of our clients have mentioned experiencing the following feelings, including shock, numbness, denial, guilt, and fury, as well as saying things like "if only..."
This is due to the fact that processing what has happened can take some time. Additionally, you can have disorientation—a sense of being lost in the context of your own life. It's critical to understand that each of these emotions is natural. The most terrible experience we could ever go through is losing someone close to us, such as a parent, spouse, child, partner, or pet.
It may cause severe agony. People say it feels like losing a piece of themselves or being split in two. These emotions can be quite unsettling, terrifying and extremely upsetting. Talking to someone about your emotions can help the process, especially if that person offers a safe place where you can keep talking about the loss, the person, the pet, without judgement or trying to speed up your grieving. I promise to be with you every step of the way.
I counsel adolescents aged 13 to 17. The struggles adolescents manoeuvre through in today's society can sometimes be extremely overwhelming and talking to parents or siblings is sometimes not an option, for whatever reason. Sometimes adolescents do not want to speak to their loved ones through fears of rejection, not wanting to upset, hurt or disappoint their loved ones. Sometimes they do not want to be judged by others who may disapprove of their actions or behaviours, which can lead to great stress and a feeling of not being able to be who they truly are, this is when inside conflict can arise and the adolescent is left not knowing where to turn. Talking to a counsellor can open up a world where they can be totally heard and seen for the fantastic individual they truly are. Behind an emotion is a behaviour, behind a behaviour is a need. Once the adolescent works out what the need is, they can then see a clearer path to make changes to their life.