Moving forward after loss and challenge
What's your life looking like for you today?
Would you like some 1-1 support and clarity to help you make a needed change or cope with difficulties?
Counselling and Supervision in Skelmersdale, convenient for Ormskirk, Burscough, Preston, Southport, Wigan and Liverpool.
Counselling sessions and bereavement therapy at my practice in Skelmersdale - face to face or online if you live elsewhere or would simply prefer the convenience of talking online
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place".
I am a fully qualified and experienced NCPS registered counsellor and bereavement therapist, with over 15 years of experience in working with bereavement therapy, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, life changes and stress. I have a private practice in a quiet area of Skelmersdale, offering one-to-one counselling.
If you're struggling with feelings of grief, depression, anxiety, fear, guilt, anger, or loneliness, I’m here to support you in a difficult time in your life. I will help you to cope with overwhelm, and to find your way to a happier life.
"My experience of counselling was very good - better than expected! The most helpful aspect was speaking about myself; I'm not used to doing that and I've learned not to be so negative. I feel happier, I'm more confident, and have less arguments."
Asking for help can be difficult - allow me to help you to:
- be fully listened to and accepted
- get back 'the old me'
- have peace of mind
- adjust to life after loss
- be more confident socially
- be able to value yourself and be happier being 'you'
- relax and feel calmer
- benefit from the support of an experienced counsellor
I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor of other counsellors, with a well-established private therapy practice conveniently situated in Skelmersdale, with easy access from Preston, Ormskirk, Burscough, Southport, and Liverpool.
My expertise is in bereavement therapy and personal development, however I have also worked with hundreds of people with a diverse range of difficulties, including:
- loss and bereavement
- life changes
- low self esteem
- low confidence
“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.”
Examples of Therapies Available
- Talking Therapy
Usually the main approach we will use for your counselling - talking allows you to tell me your 'story', and what is going on for you, and things which are causing you distress or difficulty. The benefits to you include feeling accepted, respected, and not judged, and hearing your thoughts out loud can help you see things more clearly.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven problem-based approach used to deal with problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks and fears. Using simple written exercises to look at negative automatic thoughts and behaviour, which can easily be used at home.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Sometimes referred to as 'tapping', EFT is a very simple and popular self-help technique based on energy points on the upper body, similar to those used in acupuncture (but without the needles!). Simple to learn and to practice, EFT can bring huge relief of many emotional and physical concerns, including, but not limited to, phobias, trauma, anxiety, cravings, and pain.
Simple and enjoyable techniques which help you to feel calm, less anxious, less depressed, sleep better, and be more in control of your actions and emotions.
- Creative work
Simple and enjoyable approaches using drawing, writing, toy models, stones or sand - helpful to uncover deep emotions when you can't think of the words to describe how you're feeling. Absolutely no artistic skill required!
If you’d like to find out more about how I can help you, please contact me to have a free chat for about 15 minutes, either in person at my practice in Skelmersdale, on the phone, or online with Zoom, when you can ask any questions you have, and get a feeling for how we might get along, with no obligations to book further sessions of therapy
Contact me on 0786 407 4684