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Counselling and Psychotherapy are known as the 'talking therapies'. Talking things through with a trained therapist in a confidential and non-judgemental setting is the first step towards starting to live your life in the manner that you want.
At some point in our lives we will all experience situations and emotions that we can not make sense of. There might be times when we feel lost, anxious, guilty, ashamed, scared, depressed, overwhelmed, confused, terrified, angry, stressed, frustrated or even suicidal. Not knowing what to do with these feelings often closes the door to improving the situation. Sometimes it is a case of 'unpacking' these feelings within a safe environment that leads to making better sense of the situation. Other times it is a case of having someone listen to you that relieves the pressure.
Whatever it may be, I am a firm believer that Counselling can provide something for everyone.
take control of
Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living. From time to time, life may seem too tough to continue. Often the only way out is through change. But change itself is scary and sometimes people do not know where to start, repeating the same patterns and getting 'stuck' in the same situation again and again. Counselling will help you to identify what changes need to be made and hopefully, between us, we can help you take control of your life once again.
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"We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of those most potent forces for change that I know."
During Counselling I will endeavour to listen with true empathy and in time, get to know the 'real' you, even if you are not familiar with that person yourself! And together we can work towards discovering abilities and potentials that you did not know were there.
I have enjoyed our sessions and felt so much better afterwards which is because you have so much empathy and humanity that I was able to feel 'at ease' and be myself.
What others have said about Emily
And why not simply have families or loved-ones play this role? Well there are many answers here. Not least because friendship survives on reciprocality, whereas the client counsellor relationship does not. But more importantly, society itself is changing. Humans have spent most of the past 150,000 years living in multi-generational, multi-family groups where there was no lack of either love or interaction.
Over the past few years this relational milieu seems to have collapsed somewhat. The majority of people in the Western world live in families of three or less and over the past decade the number of British people living alone has risen by 10%. With the inundation of social media, actual physical interaction occurs less and less.
Isolation can be devastating for the human psyche and counselling is one way to connect on a deep level with another human being, something which can not be underestimated.
I think Emily that you are a gifted counsellor and you will make a difference to so many people in life.
My very sincere thanks for all your help. I'm not sure if I could have made it through without you.
Thank you for your excellent help and support. It's been very much appreciated.
You really helped me through the last six months. You have done so much more than you will ever know and I thank you from the botom of my heart.
Having one-to-one counselling with Emily has made me more aware of a number of issues which have been troubling me for some time.
Mr H, London
Emily is a natural counsellor and has always made me feel at ease during our sessions. She is very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and she has mountains of empathy.
At the end of each session I felt that Emily had listened to me and understood me but she wasn't judgemental towards me. Consequently I always felt so much better afterwards.