ABOUT COUNSELLING

We all face problems and periods of change in life which can have different meanings to each of us and how we deal with them. This can be expected and unexpected often with traumatic personal effect. Sometimes it can be difficult, overwhelming and we can get stuck unable to find a way forward due our mental and emotional state. 

 

Working with a counsellor you can find a way to resolve your personal issues, the past can often influence how we live today . Counselling can help change how we view our past and present life events and experiences, allowing us to be ourselves developing better wellbeing and happier, confident individuals.   

Bridges counselling can offer you a safe space and time for you to be listened to and truly be yourself. Working together to help you build a bridge to reach the other side so you can move on with your life.

Counselling is:

 

  • A safe place to talk

  • Time for you to be the real you

  • Looking at your life in a different way

  • Moving forward 

  • Dealing with change

Counselling is not:

 

  • Getting advice

  • Fixing you

  • Being judged

  • Diagnosing

  • Reading your mind

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"

(Helen Keller)

My Counselling Approach

I believe that everyone is individual and unique and as a result I use the puralistic model in therapy. This allows me to draw from various counselling practices, models and therapeutic tools; I tailor my approach in therapy to meet your individual needs and preferences. Therapy can be short or long-term but through our working partnership, identifying your strengths and skills I will encourage you to be an active partner.

Areas Covered

Listed below are just some of the main areas (but not all) that I deal with. Contact me if you have any other queries.

  • Low Mood

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Loss

  • Suicidal Thoughts 

  • Bereavement

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

  • Family Problems

  • Relationship Issues

  • Sexuality

  • Self Harm

  • Miscarriage

  • Stress

  • Health Issues

  • Domestic Violence

  • Abuse

  • Pregnancy and Birth

  • Terminal Illness