By: Geoff Boutle - Counselling Services  06/10/2010
Keywords: stress, anxiety, depression

Counselling provides us with an opportunity to achieve real change in our lives. Although we cannot alter what has already happened to us we can through counselling, improve our understanding of the past, gain insight into the present and take greater control of the future


I am experienced accredited counsellor trained in a number of different approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling and Brief Solution Focussed Therapy.  I work with clients to provide professional support and encouragement to help each individual bring about lasting change.


I encourage clients to take that extra step forward to successfully deal with the difficult problems in their lives.  I will work with clients on a range of personal issues including anxiety, anger management, stress, depression, loss of self esteem, eating disorders, abuse, bullying, panic attacks, relationship issues and dealing with loss. I will also support clients who are dealing with difficult issues within organisations and the work place.


It is important that clients are able to explore what will often be difficult and sensitive issues within a secure confidential environment where they feel valued and not judged. I work with clients for either a fixed number of sessions or on an open ended basis.  An important part of this work is our initial informal discussion about which technique and which way of working will best fit with the needs of each individual client.


 I work under the BACP Code of Ethics to provide counselling services which are supportive and which recognises the challenges clients are facing. I recognise the importance of providing a safe therapeutic environment with secure boundaries which will allow clients to work in the way which is most helpful to them. 

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, bereavement, depression, Low self confidence, Panic Attacks, relationship counselling, Self Esteem, stress

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