The first step to ask for help can be difficult and overwhelming. You do not know how or where to start and what to say. Do not worry, I am here to listen whatever you struggle with.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment without fear of judgement or criticism. Whether you are currently experiencing difficulties or you want to understand yourself better, speaking to a professional can help make sense of things.
There are many different types of talking therapies, and it can be difficult to know which one is for you. Research consistently shows that online therapy is as effective as in person therapy. I tailor my approach to each client believing that each of us is unique and have our own set of values and beliefs. I help my clients to find their true-self through coherent collaborative therapy. Sometime all we need is to be heard to improve our self esteem.
What to expect
Attending counselling for the first time can be a daunting experience. I offer free 15-20 minutes welcome call, where you can briefly tell me what brought you to the therapy and ask any questions you may have about the way I work. We can also talk about what you would like to gain from counselling. You can then make the decision as to whether you would like to book any further sessions.
By creating a safe, supportive space online you will be able to explore yourself and your potentials, working towards developing your own personal growth – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. During the therapy, you will have the opportunity to explore your worldview increasing self-awareness and finding ways to maintain a healthy balance.
You are not obligated to any number of sessions. You may find that you have achieved what you wanted to after only a few sessions, or you may feel that some longer-term work would be of benefit.
Why come to counselling?
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, or perhaps there has been some major life event which has affected you. Or maybe you are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression and want to understand what triggers your negative thinking patterns.
Coming to counselling doesn’t mean that you are unwell or unable to cope with things. If anything, it shows that you have the courage to face reality head on and look at the things that are challenging you.
Existential therapy is based upon the fundamental belief that from time to time all people experience inner conflict due to their interaction with certain conditions inherent in human existence, which are known as givens. The theories recognize the following primary existential givens:
- Freedom and associated responsibility
A confrontation with any of the aforementioned conditions, or givens, fills an individual with a type of dread commonly referred to as existential anxiety. This anxiety is thought to reduce a person’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual awareness, which may lead to significant long-term consequences.