What is counselling?
Our counsellor, Lorraine, gives us this answer:
"Mental health support has become more needed
in recent years than ever before.
Counsellors are trained to build a therapeutic relationship
on trust, empathy, active listening,
professional knowledge, conduct and boundaries.
The relationship is an integral part of the healing process.
I can offer you a space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and help you better understand yourself.
If you are struggling and need someone un-connected to your life, to provide a space to explore what is happening to you; then book a free 30-minute consultation to see if counselling could be helpful to you."
Who will I see?
Our counsellor is Lorraine Stevens. You can learn more about Lorraine's background and experience by clicking below.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling is about getting a better understanding of our emotions, by exploring our thoughts and feelings in more depth. We often have repeating patterns in our thoughts, so we look at where those patterns may have originated.
The value of time with a counsellor is that you explore these aspects of your life with someone "external" - your friends and family will struggle to remain unbiased.
The counselling process can, in turn, help people deal with a huge variety of issues. These include, but are not limited to:
anxiety and panic
low self-esteem and depression
loss and anger
stress and work-related issues
relationship issues and abuse
self-harm and suicidal ideation
gender and sexual identity
Who is counselling for?
Simply, put, everyone.
Lorraine is experienced at offering her assistance to all ages, from teens to adults.
How do I get started?
Lorraine offers free 30-minute appointments during which you can discuss what it is that you feel might be amenable to counselling. There is no commitment at this stage to future consultation.
Please contact us if you have any questions.