Counselling is a way to help you to make changes and choices with a clearer perspective. It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action. Counsellors do not judge or exploit their client in any way.
Counselling is about us working together and not something I do to you. I will use my training, experience and my own intuition and understanding to help you to resolve or come to terms with your difficulties and you will undertake to work alongside in this joint endeavour.
The way that I work is by asking you questions and this helps me to listen to you and you can also learn by hearing yourself say something. Often counselling is called a "talking cure" and we are going to talk about anything that may be concerning you at the moment. If I ask you something that you don't want to answer, you don't have to answer it.
Counselling is not only for "major" challenges or problems in life; it is for the issues that get in the way of you living life with satisfaction.
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.- James Gordon MD
Sometimes couples find it hard to speak to each other about their feelings and expectations. Speaking to a counsellor can offer a different take on the problem and can often help resume communication and give a better understanding of the underlying issues.
Relationship and marital difficulties can include:
Separation and divorce
Redundancy / other work related stresses
Life changes: getting married or cohabitng, new baby, leaving home, retirement
Some of the things people have achieved through relationship counselling include:
New tools, new skills, new strategies for relating and dealing with others
Greater awareness of your partner's and your own needs
Increased self confidence
Better sexual relationship
A more stable family life
If you choose to end your relationship, I can help you through that difficult and painful time and help you to re-build your lives.
A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. - Dave Meurer, "Daze of Our Wives"
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Sat 8.00 am to 2.00 pm
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
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