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Is it

for me?

Is counselling for me?

I often hear people say, "I wouldn't mind having someone outside of my life to talk to, but I don't feel my issues are serious enough." And they struggle on, feeling sad, lonely and unsupported. 

I believe most people could do with someone to talk to, in private, who is impartial, at some point in their life. To help clear away any confusion, deal with the past if necessary,  work out what it is that is getting in the way of their happiness, or preventing them from feeling ok, being themselves and living their life with peace. Rather than fighting with thoughts that leave them feeling out of place, one way or another, often leading to poor health, both mentally and/or physically.

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​Yes, life deals big blows for some and counselling or psychotherapy can seem an obvious need to others around them, but still seeking help can be viewed  as a sign of weakness - who is to judge what is serious enough?

To me this is a crying shame - We are all human beings, not robots, or islands. Everyone is unique and only you can deal with your circumstances in a way that is right for you - but sometimes we need support in working out what that is. So I say, if you think it could benefit you - why not? It doesn't mean you are weak or crazy - in fact to my mind, it shows a strength of character, and resilience, by taking steps to getting yourself sorted out and finding a freshfocus

Is there anything to be afraid of?

I frequently say counselling can be like pulling out a cupboard. One that is stuffed full and has had the door held shut, whilst bulging under the strain. To sort it out, you need to go through it. Imagine the task of recycling, dumping or reorganising.  It can be hard work and could feel a bit daunting, or messy in the short term. But it takes energy to keep our emotional cupboard rammed shut! This can create all sorts of mental and physical health problems and hides potential treasure. Counselling is there to help you work through this process, you will be encouraged, challenged, and supported to get to where you would like to be -  a rearranged cupboard in a better working order.

​I'm ready to help you - Are you ready to help yourself?

freshfocus offers not only a listening ear, like a good sounding board,  but can also be an opportunity to have a frank and honest conversation - ultimately with yourself. 

What will happen?

At the first appointment, confidentiality will be explained to you, your contact details will be taken, and you will asked your reasons for coming to counselling. A plan will be made as a guideline, which can be as simple as agreeing to the amount of sessions to undertake before reviewing the plan.

​Any questions? Then contact me by email or call me on 07769 539340

You can find Testimonials here

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