Hello and a very warm welcome to TalkWell Counselling.
As a fully qualified therapist registered with the HCPC and BACP my aim is to support you to feel more fulfilled in life. I want you to be able to speak your truth and feel heard, understood and seen.
I know that taking the first steps can be very scary and how difficult it can be to talk about painful emotional issues affecting your life to a stranger, especially in the first few sessions of getting to know each other. Often I get asked the question ‘Where do I start?’ The simple answer is ‘where ever you want to start’ -the session belongs to you and you will find your own direction.
Still unsure of whether you would like help?
If so have a think about the following questions.
- Have you ever felt like you are not being heard?
- Struggling to connect with yourself and others?
- Are life’s challenges too much at times?
- Do you feel unseen, unimportant or devalued by loved ones or work colleagues?
- Do you want to feel accepted for who you really are, to belong and feel loved?
If you can relate to any of these questions then therapy can help. Seeking support via counselling can feel difficult, not knowing what to expect and feeling uncertain about how things will pan out. I will do my best to help you feel relaxed and understood. You are my main priority.
My work over the past 18 years in the public sector has given me experience of supporting families through some pretty tough situations. I have helped people from different backgrounds ranging from professionals with work related stress, to children, teenagers and adults with a wide range of family and relationship issues. Nothing you tell me would be shocking, strange or silly.
This is the first and most brave step to embarking on a journey of self -exploration, change and personal growth. You share what you wish and we will work through it together. In this way we can move forward and enlighten your heart to make sense of what’s happening in your life.
Never be afraid to reach out and access the support you need. Therapy will take place at a pace that suits you and can be offered via telephone and Skype nationally, or you can have face to face sessions in the Birmingham, West Midlands area.