Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.
The term can mean different things to different people, but in general it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
A counsellor is not there to sit you down and tell you what to do - instead they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. The counsellor may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues or help you to find ways of coping.
After retiring from the NHS as a midwife. I decided to change career and find another way of helping people. I am a qualified CBT counsellor as well as a Person Centred and I can facilitate in helping you manage problems by enabling you to recognise how your thoughts can affect your feelings and behaviour, offering an effective approach to emotional distress and issues. I specialise in Bereavement and Loss counselling as well as anxiety and depression. I work to the ethics of the BACP. Confidentiality assured
I use person centred skills to help my clients reach a healthy autonomous state. I have been fortunate to study in many different countries, thus familiarising with many different cultures which have shaped me to be a person who respects others and sees beyond the cultural differences.
I consider myself privileged to be part of a wonderful and caring team at CLC.