Welcome to Willowside Counselling
I work with individuals and couples over 18 to lighten their emotional suitcase.
So, does your emotional suitcase feel too heavy to lift?
If it does, it may feel something like this:
- Like relationships are strained or breaking down
- It has become difficult to voice what you need
- Feels like you have lost your way
When this happens we can feel really heavy and sad. Our problems may seem all jumbled up, or even that they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day. Our unresolved past experiences may be nagging at us again, or it may be about something that is new and in the present.
So, you may need some help to:
- Unpack that case
- Sort through the contents
- Find clarity
Relationships are important throughout our lives and we can have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves. Life events, stress and even the way we think about ourselves can affect our relationships. Sometimes when these become difficult, break down, or we lose someone, we may feel confused, lost, angry, or sad. We may begin to experience anxiety or depression, communication may become difficult and we may not understand our thoughts or feelings.
Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends, or maybe we just don’t want to.
So, if any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place…….
If you think you may like to try counselling, a trained therapist will listen to whatever you choose to bring to the session and work with you so that you can find your own solutions. What counsellors won’t do is tell you what to do. However, it is your time to work through what may be keeping you stuck, so that you can then move forward. Sometimes in our busy lives we don’t get the time to think, or to process anything. We are rushing from one thing to another. Maybe we have a demanding family or job, or maybe we just need a trained therapist to be with us as it feels too difficult to face alone. In counselling you will have this space, free from interruptions, to focus on you. It’s your time for self care.
So, if you have decided that counselling is something that you would like to try, you may be feeling very anxious about opening up to someone you don’t know. This is a big and important first step and if you haven’t had any counselling before it may feel really difficult. So, apart from looking for a counsellor who holds the right qualifications, it is important that you feel comfortable with them. If you don’t, it is unlikely that you will be able to open up fully.
Please have a look around my website www.willowsidecounselling.co.uk and if you think this may be right for you, don't hesitate to get in touch, in confidence, via email [email protected] or by phone 07553 528096.