Small Steps Counselling Service Guidance Counselling
There are many reasons why you might seek counselling, perhaps as a recommendation from your GP; or you may have well-meaning family or friends suggesting counselling, you may just know there’s something ‘not quite right’ but you’re not really sure what is wrong.
The reason you find yourself looking for counselling is not the key factor – what is important is to be open and honest during sessions so that as we work. We can grasp what is happening in your life and work together towards building a more positive and rewarding life.
Sessions with me provide the time and space to explore your reality with someone who does not doubt what you are saying. I will work with you in a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, providing you a safe environment to help you achieve realistic goals.
Some reasons why you may want to see me for counselling include:
- Communication breakdown
- Relationship breakdown
“I didn’t think I needed a counsellor and only went because my wife insisted. However, during our sessions, I began to see things differently and my own self-confidence increased and my stress reduced. I thought there would be shame in needing to see a counsellor but I have learnt there is no shame in it, sometimes we just need someone who doesn’t know us who will listen!”
“We went to see Colette due to some problems in our marriage. We had a combination of sessions together and individual sessions, we only needed 6 sessions in the end. Colette taught us how to communicate more effectively with each other and to trust to each other.”
“Colette was recommended to me by a friend, I went to see her because I was suffering with high anxiety levels. I cried a lot in our sessions but we also laughed a lot, I didn’t feel judged by Colette. I’m now more confident and positive about life. I am now working full time – something I thought would never happen. My anxiety no longer controls me – I control it.”
“I went to see Colette because I was suffering from depression and was feeling suicidal. I was often tearful during sessions with Colette but felt I could talk openly about my depression and over a period of time, began to reframe my thoughts to become more positive. I still feel low from time to time but feel I now have the tools to manage this better.”