People seek out counselling because they are in some kind of pain. Sometimes we know what the cause of this pain is, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we might not even believe we have the right to say we’re in pain.
Whatever is causing you to hurt, whether you know what it is or not, there is no wrong reason to try counselling out. Pain can be one of the most powerful motivating forces for change. Asking for help can be frightening, especially if it’s for the first time, and if you’re not even convinced it can make a difference. But taking this first step towards counselling means taking a step towards a new perspective on things.
The choice to enter counselling can reflect a life-affirming impulse, a search for meaning, for purpose and a deeper identity.
This site will hopefully give you a sense of me as a therapist and how I work. If you decide I am not the right person for you I have included links to some therapist directories, low-cost services and personal development courses on the Further Info tab.