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4th June 2020 

Why counselling?

'Counsellors and psychotherapists play a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of our society. They help people to talk about their feelings, think about their choices or their behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives.' The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk)

Person-Centred counselling is a 'talking therapy' which helps you to get in touch with your authentic self. It is a whole-person approach as opposed to 'targeted therapy' and aims to bring about authentic, meaningful, long-lasting personal change. We do this at your pace, but an important part of my job is to keep you focussed.

Issues I have worked with include, but are not limited to:

- Depression
- Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Loneliness
- Loss and bereavement (not necessarily the same thing)
- Relationships
- Life changes
- Self-worth
- Guilt
- Identity
- Coping with long-term health conditions
- Negative thoughts
- Abuse
- Shame
- Stress
- Anger
- Social or emotional isolation

Based in Shepton Mallet (Mendip), my counselling service is near to Glastonbury, Wells and Radstock. In view of the current public health situation, however, I am offering counselling sessions by video conferencing (Skype and Zoom) only.