Talking about your feelings and problems to someone sympathetic is not only incredibly soothing – it can also enable you to move on in ways that may surprise you.
I have 25 years experience in counselling. Freud called this the “talking Cure’ – it is also the ‘listening cure’. My training is psychodynamic, which means I work with the subconscious mind. Over the years I have also incorporated other approaches, so I can be practical and goal-focused where you need this.
My approach is gentle, supportive, understanding and realistic. The point is to put you back into the driving seat
Counselling is often essential in today’s world
True counselling requires considerable skill, subtlety and experience. It is not the same as talking to a friend, however kind and impartial that friend may be. Counselling may seem basic and simple. For you it is – you come to unburden yourself and learn to move on from what is bothering you. For me it is about noticing many things – sometimes seemingly insignificant – that may give a clearer picture. Today’s world can seem harsh and isolating. In a sense counselling carries on the tradition of the village wise-woman, but from a much wider and up-to-date perspective.
What counselling can give you
Counselling is not about telling you what to do or giving you specific direction on your major life choices – you will come to realise what you want. However, I may give advice on such matters as seeing another professional (e.g. a solicitor) or on such basic things as safety, for my code states that I must not withhold important information from you. Confidentiality is absolute – the only possible time I might breach this is if not doing so could lead to harm to others.
- Enable you to see things clearly
- Bring your problems into perspective
- Help you to understand yourself
- Give you the strength to make the changes you deem necessary
- Empower you
- Help you find your life’s true direction
- Heal you emotionally and spiritually
- Ease stress and anxiety
- Lift depression
- Help to restore your faith in life and yourself
Trust is very important when choosing a counsellor. This is not just about confidentiality – it also means that the power and control stays with you. I want to help you to connect with your true self, your needs, wishes, abilities and visions of your future.
Counselling can be one session, but the likelihood is that you will need more than this. Please phone me on 07833 752173 to speak about your wishes. If you get my voicemail please leave your contact details clearly, and I will get back to you. Alternatively, to book an appointment, call 01452 505550 or 01453 886853. Please don’t worry if you get the answering service – this is totally confidential, so please leave your number clearly and I will call you back. Alternatively, email me through this website.
Teresa Moorey MA, RMANM, SQHP, Dip Health N. Bound by the BACP Code of Ethics