Individual counselling is meant to help people with their emotional issues, which can range in order of their severity or intensity. The main aim of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by defining the path of life clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repressed childhood that you are facing, or an emotional breakdown due to divorce, failure or loss of a loved one, a professional counsellor can help you revive your mental health through systematic counselling.
There are many emotional issues that find a corner in our heart, and refuse to die down. With time, these issues can transform into a sort of emotional tumor that impacts negatively on our daily life, such as lack of concentration, enthusiasm, self respect, will to change, encouragement, and so on. These issues can spiral into our lives in various ways and gets channelled into other zones, which can create problems in the relationships, professional life, and health. Working with my clients, we address the root cause of the problem.
Get to know me
Deciding which counsellor to work with face-to-face or online can be a challenge. It is important that the therapist (counsellor/psychotherapist, psychologist) you choose is a good fit for you because, as a great deal of research suggests, the relationship you build with your counsellor has a significant impact on the outcome of any counselling intervention.
I offer all potential clients a free phone or video conversation. During our conversation, you will have an chance to explore:
- Your presenting concerns
- Your counselling goals
- Your previous experiences with counselling
- Ask me about how I work with clients and what therapeutic orientations I use when counselling people
- Ask questions about costs, timescales and frequency of sessions
- and anything else you are concerned about.
Don’t worry if you are not sure about what you want from counselling; often people will say to me that they don’t know what is wrong. This is normal and often what people think is the case of the problem is a symptom of a different emotional issue.
Improving your wellbeing
We tend to focus on our physical health, spending money going down the gym or in the supermarket in the search of the perfect body shape and yet, we often ignore our mental and emotional health until something goes wrong; until we feel stressed, anxious or depressed. While I am not an expert in physical or financial fitness, I am able to help build your mental fitness. Improving your emotional and social fitness contributes to improving your physical and financial fitness.
- Emotional Wellbeing: Developing the skills that help us build our metal fitness can help us live a calmer, less stressful life. Learning to manage our emotions by developing mindful awareness is a key skill for us.
- Social WellbeingAs human persons we are social animals, we cannot successfully survive alone; we are dependant upon the mutual aid of others. Building effective relationships is central to our long-term wellbeing.
- Physical WellbeingIf anything has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to make sure we look after our bodies. Nutrition, exercise, sleep, and fresh air have become so important for our welfare they cannot be ignored. Developing mental fitness helps support all these key areas.
- Financial WellbeingCounselling can help your improve your finances; for example any addictions (drug, alcohol, food, porn, games …) addressing the issues that compel you to embrace these addictions can have a positive impact on your finances.
Issues I work with…
What issues can be addressed in individual counselling?
Like many other counsellors, I cover a broad spectrum of issues when working with a clients, many of which are outlined below. Those areas in which I have a special interest have click-through links on them to take you to individual pages containing more information (bear with me as these links are build up).
In short, I have a particular interest in issues involving how we resolve conflict with ourselves (anxiety, anger management, depression, low self-esteem, lack of confidence …) and with others (relationship counselling, workplace bullying, performance issues).
- Aspects of Faith
- Coping Skills
Couples and Marital Conflict
- Health Anxiety
- Individual coaching
- Life Transitions
- Pre-marriage issues
- Relationships: home or work
- Relationships: home or work
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Workplace Bullying