Employee Assistance Programmes
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Do you feel there must be more to life than how it is for you currently?
Maybe you feel stuck, helpless or overwhelmed by difficult feelings?
Do you long for a happier, calmer, less fearful or more fulfilling life?
Are you finding it hard or impossible to see a way forward?
Take the first step on the path towards change…
Talking to someone who has been trained to help you find a way through personal problems is variously described as counselling, therapy, psychotherapy or talking therapy. What’s important is that it provides a caring refuge where you can just be yourself, however that might be, and a sense of hope that things can get better. I want to support you in reaching a better understanding of your particular difficulties, help you gain more control over your life and provide you with everyday coping strategies. This paves the way for exploring other ways of thinking and being, and alternative perspectives on life and relationships.
My overall aim is to help clients accept the things they can’t change or find the inner strength to change the things they can.
You might want to talk about all aspects of your life, or you may be struggling with particular issues such as:
o marital or relationship difficulties
o family problems or feeling overwhelmed by caring for someone
o life events like becoming a step-parent, divorce or bereavement / loss
o life transitions such as leaving home, starting university or retirement
o depression, anxiety, panic attacks, exam / work-related stress
o feelings such as shame, guilt, envy, anger or lack of confidence
o feelings about yourself, your personality, identity or sexuality
o childhood or adult trauma / abuse, violence within relationships
o disability, physical illness, self-harm or risky / addictive behaviours
o other specific mental health problems / disorders _