Why counselling?

Counselling can help you to gain a new perspective on your situation.

The sort of problems men and women from a wide age-range bring to counsellors like Barbara include:

  • Feelings of anxiety or stress, depression or confusion
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Concerns about health and ageing
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life-changing situations such as pregnancy, redundancy, divorce or retirement.

Perhaps you are a professional working in isolation, such as a head teacher or a member of the clergy or medical profession, who wants to talk through a situation in confidence.

You may not have a clear problem, but feel that your life lacks meaning or direction. You may want to find out more about yourself.

Counselling is generally seen as dealing with specific issues over a limited period of time.
Psychotherapy goes deeper, over a longer time, and helps you to become aware of previously unrecognised aspects of yourself. It can be helpful if you want to explore what life means to you, or to reflect on important feelings and experiences.