It is usually when life feels difficult and we are under continual stress, or a crisis comes along that we tend to neglect our emotional well being even though we are feeling overwhelmed and unhappy. This can leave us feeling anxious and overwhelmed and unable to find our way forward.
Counselling provides a confidential, trusting, therapeutic relationship. It is a safe space where you can feel really supported and enabled to talk freely about whatever is going on for you.
As an experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist at A Time For You Reiki & Counselling, Swindon, I will support you whilst you make sense of your thoughts, your feelings and your situation.
During our time together you will feel really listened to, accepted, understood and empowered to make the decisions and beneficial changes to improve your life and wellbeing.
Why come for Counselling?
Whilst people come to see me for counselling for many different reasons, they often want to be able to feel better, to cope better and to improve their relationships and their lives.
Some events such as having a baby, relationships break ups, the loss of a loved one, changes in our health or status can be life changing and sometimes extra support is needed in order to cope better.
I help both individuals and couples at A Time For Reiki & Counselling, Swindon with many different issues and concerns. I can help you with symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, low mood, low self esteem and lack of confidence. Perhaps you are trying to cope with the bereavement of a person or a pet or have suffered any other kind of loss such as the breakdown of a relationship or financial loss. Or maybe you would like some help to cope with whatever is going on in you life.
If you have had difficult or traumatic experiences to cope with during your life, you may feel that with support, you are ready to look at them, lay them to rest and move on. Equally, you may feel a little lost and just need some help to get yourself back on track or perhaps you don't really know where to start and feel anxious about talking to someone about your problems.
Benefits of Counselling
● Confidential, professional expertise
● A positive, trusting, safe relationship
● Feel accepted and understood
● Feel enabled to talk about your difficulties
● Deepen your self understanding
● Identify faulty thinking and self limiting beliefs
● Help to clarify what is wrong
● Release old traumas, so you can move on
● Feel empowered to make the changes you want to
● Personal growth
● Improve your wellbeing and your life
Anxiety & Panic
Low Mood & Depression
Separation & Divorce
Bereavement & Loss
Miscarriage & Fertility Problems
Confidence & Low Self Esteem
Bullying & Abuse
What kind of Counselling do I offer?
My core training was a mixture of Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT. This means that the kind of counselling I offer integrates this range of theoretical approaches, depending on your individual needs, during each session.
I work in a person centred way which means that I will offer you empathy, acceptance, valuing and congruence - these core conditions foster a safe environment for you to explore your experiences, your thoughts and your feelings and empower you to make the changes that you want to.
CBT helps you to understand how your thoughts, feelings, physical feelings and behaviours are all interconnected and impact on each other. The learning you can gain from this approach will help you to identify any negative automatic thinking patterns which will be causing negative emotional and physical feelings and negative behaviours such as the avoidance of doing certain things. CBT will enable you to identify, evaluate and change dysfunctional thinking patterns and behaviours so that therapeutic changes in your feelings and physical body can then occur.
Psychodynamic counselling based in psychoanalysis fosters emotional growth. By looking at your past experiences and significant relationships we can identify your emotional and behavioural patterns and bring them into your conscious awareness. This will enable you to become more self aware have more freedom to consciously make the changes that you want to.
I am an accredited and registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the BACP with over 14 years experience of working with individuals, couples and therapeutic groups in a variety of settings.
Counselling is always at the heart of what I do, but by incorporating other treatments and techniques I can offer my own unique combination of therapies to effectively help clients to feel better on all levels.
A Time For You, Counselling & Reiki Swindon
Combining Counselling with other therapies
Counselling can be very powerful and an effective way of helping people to feel better but in my experience I have found that it does have its limitations. Sometimes going over and over old painful memories time and time again can be unhelpful. New clients will often approach me because although they have tried counselling in the past and may feel "talked out", they still feel as if their issues are affecting them and they are looking for another approach to help them.
Sometimes we can find the prospect of talking about ourselves and our difficulties to a counsellor for an hour too daunting especially if we are already suffering with high levels of anxiety and stress. Combining Counselling with additional therapies often leads to amazing results.
Interested in 1:1 Counselling & other therapies at A Time For You?