Who can benefit from counselling?
6-18 yrs old
Life can be very scary and confusing for young people. Children and Young People can struggle with problems regarding family, friends, relationships, school, their sexuality and social media.
There are a whole lot of issues and challenges they can be faced with such as depression/low moods, bullying, peer pressure, anxiety, stress and feeling they do not fit in anywhere making them feel different.
Talking through and exploring these presenting issues in a safe, non-judgemental environment can help them ‘open up’ and have the confidence in themselves to cope, move forward positively and reach their full potential to allow them to flourish.
Adults and Young People
You may experience issues at home, work, university, friendship worries or issues/experiences from the past that may still be troubling you. Counselling provides a safe place to allow you to explore yourself and delve deeper to understand the issue that you may have, to ultimately help you move forward to a happier, content and more peaceful place.
How can we help?
The way in which we deliver our counselling is that it is done in a safe, secure and confidential environment. This lays foundations for a mutually trusting, therapeutic relationship, thus enabling you to make positive steps towards achieving a better understanding of yourself and your issues. This can help provide you with the resources to cope better and work towards a more positive future. Talking with an experienced therapist can help to deepen your own understanding of your personal difficulties. It can help you to find more successful ways of managing your life and help you to feel less isolated. It can be really helpful to talk with someone who is not directly or emotionally involved but who may be relied on for short-term or long-term emotional support, without becoming overwhelmed by your experience.
How long is the counselling process?
The sessions typically last for an hour and are conducted once a week. The counselling process will be reviewed between weeks 4-6; to see where you are in your journey of counselling. We could either extend or finish the process and come back at a later date. Everything is done to cater for your needs and to make you feel safe and comfortable.
Websites for Self-Help:
- Depression – blurtitout.org
- Headspace – headspace.com
- Living Life – llttf.com
- I’m Alive – imalive.org
- Calm – calm.com
- 7 Cups of Tea – 7cups.com
- Self Compassion – selfcompassion.org
- The Mighty – themighty.com
- Samaritans – samaritans.org
- Bereavement Trust – http://bereavement-trust.org.uk/
- Hope Again – https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/
- The Compassionate Friends – https://www.tcf.org.uk/