Counselling can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are related to your life experiences. It is when these thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour cause distress, become self-defeating or we struggle to make sense of them or unravel them when an individual may benefit from counselling.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential environment to share your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It gives you time to reflect on what is happening in your thoughts and in your life and develop a greater awareness and understanding of yourself and your relationships and to consider alternative, more effective and rational ways of doing things.
"Thank you Louise for your wonderful help over the past few months. You've been a fantastic listening ear, helped me overcome some difficult issues that I'm pleased to say are now behind me and have been a great support, helping me change my perspective and view things a little differently than before."
Some of the issues counselling can help you with are:
The counselling relationship is built on empathy, trust and respect. It is by offering these conditions that I, as your Counsellor, create a space for you to feel comfortable enough to express your deepest thoughts and feelings and not be or feel judged; a feeling that many people have never experienced before in their life. Through self-expression and exploration you can work through some of the issues that have caused difficulties and suffering in the past and you can begin to live a more harmonious and balanced life in the present and future.
"Before I started my sessions with Louise I didn't have a very high opinion of myself or confidence in who I am. I assumed everything that happened within my family was my fault. Through listening to Louise's logical explanations and discussing things freely I now like myself, have more confidence and I am happy."
My counselling and hypnotherapy practice is in Bournemouth and within easy reach of Poole and Christchurch in Dorset too.