Small Steps Counselling Service taking steps towards positive change

Wow!  Mental health certainly seems to top of the agenda right now!  And quite right too!  After all 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime? And the way it presents itself can vary from person to person.

When we are struggling with life’s challenges, we can feel isolated and lonely, not knowing where to turn or who can help. At times like this, what we need is someone who will hear our worries in a safe and non-judgmental environment – and give us tools to help us cope with the challenges in a safe place.

If you are reading this, it is likely that you, or somebody you know is struggling with their mental health and may need some additional support.

And thanks to the high levels of media coverage, whether that be through TV, Social Media or Press, the stigma attached to asking for support is reducing, slowly but surely.

And you’ve already taken the first small step, you have searched for a Counsellor.  So now take the second small step and let’s connect.  And maybe, just maybe, we can work together and help you gain control back of your life.

  • “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.”