Welcome to my website which I hope you will find helpful if you are trying to make the decision whether to come for counselling. People seek counselling for many different reasons and as a counsellor I understand the decision to come is not always an easy one.
As we move through life we can face many different challenges. Some of these experiences can have a profound effect on us and our emotional wellbeing leaving us overwhelmed and trying to cope with difficult feelings and emotions. This can lead to feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness and confusion impacting many areas of our lives such as our home life, work life and our relationships.
Or we may have transitioned through the different stages and phases of life and have reached a point where we are trying to find new meaning and purpose. We may be asking ourselves 'what does the next part of my life hold for me?'
We want things to change but just don’t know how and this can be a time when we seek counselling.
Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you the opportunity to talk with a qualified counsellor about how things are for you, what you are experiencing and the things that are concerning you. A place where you can explore and acknowledge the things that have happened and the impact this has had on you and your life.
Having to hold all of this by ourselves can leave us feeling alone, overwhelmed, apprehensive and anxious.
It is where you can share your thoughts and feelings. Where you will be listened to and heard without judgement.
Talking all of this through with a counsellor can help you to start making sense of what you are going through and have a deeper understanding of why you are feeling the way you do. This self-exploration and understanding can bring about positive change helping you to recognise the choices available to you and finding ways in which to move forward in your life.
Counselling can also help you in your own personal development enabling you to grow as a person and creating a stronger sense of self. Gaining confidence in making your own decisions and living a life on a path that is authentic to you.
I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor and my counselling practice is situated in the heart of the historic town of Saffron Walden in Essex, near to Cambridge and Bishops Stortford. I have a calm and comfortable room based in Fairycroft House Arts & Media Centre.
Saffron Walden is easily accessible from the M11, Audley End rail station, Cambridge, Bishops Stortford, Great Dunmow, Haverhill and all of the surrounding villages including Littlebury, Wendons Ambo, Debden, Ashdon, Radwinter, Newport, Clavering, Great Chesterford, Little Chesterford, Steeple Bumpstead, Sawston, Quendon, Ugley, Thaxted, Stansted Mountfitchet and Elsenham.