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how could counselling help?
Life can present us with challenging situations and decisions. When life gets difficult, it is normal to feel fear, anxiety, anger or sadness - but it can also be very isolating and lonely to feel such emotions. Having time out, a compassionate listener, and space to consider our options can allow us to take stock and find a way to move on. Whether it's a difficult experience, confusing emotions, a new opportunity, or long-standing difficulties which you want to explore and get support with, counselling can help.
Many people appreciate the opportunity to talk over their situation and explore their emotions with someone who isn't involved and who can offer support and perhaps a different perspective. The people who have worked with me in counselling found it helped them to come to terms with confusing or painful experiences and aspects of their lives, and to discover and affirm their own strengths. I work hard to try to understand what is happening for you and to offer both a confidential space for you to be heard and ideas about how you might change your situation.
Some people use this space to:
express feelings or thoughts that they don’t feel able to express anywhere else
work out how they feel and what they think about important events or situations in their life
explore a problem and perhaps the different options they have for dealing with that problem
take time out from difficult situations or feelings
learn better ways for coping with difficult emotions or situations
Having someone to talk to who isn't directly involved in your life can allow you to consider where your emotions and thoughts are coming from, and give you permission to express yourself without worrying about others. As your counsellor, I will listen without making judgements, accept your feelings, and support you in any changes you might wish to make. Having this chance to explore your emotions, thoughts and options can help you to re-connect with your strengths.
I work with adults and also with young people aged eight to eighteen. My counselling room is conveniently located for Stockport and south Manchester, both by car and public transport; see Contact link for more information.
LEARN MORE about what concerns you might bring to counselling.
"The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself."