What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy.  In 50 minute sessions it offers you the opportunity to explore personal issues in a private setting with someone who has no other role in your life.  Talking things over with a trained listener can offer a new perspective.  It is a joint process that requires motivation and active involvement, helping you explore feelings, thoughts and personal experiences in order to work towards finding your own solutions. 

 

Sometimes there isn't a specific problem but you may simply want to talk about feeling unhappy or confused.  You don't have to be in crisis or have no emotional or mental strength left before you ask for help.  It all remains confidential.  On the rare occasion confidentiality is broken, as there are certain legal constraints, I will make every effort to discuss it with you, the client, first.

 

The number of sessions undertaken varies according to individual need.  It can be anything from providing short term, brief focused crisis intervention to long term, open ended psychotherapy towards a journey of self-discovery.

 

At Cosmos Counselling in Liphook, I work with young people and adults, including couples, facing a wide range of challenges and I am happy to discuss any problems you or your young person maybe experiencing.

 

I work with issues such as:

 

Addictions                                                                   Adoption

Affairs and betrayals                                                Anger

Anxiety                                                                         Body image

Childhood issues                                                       Depression

Emotional, physical and sexual abuse                Family issues

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)                   Lack of meaning or direction

Loneliness                                                                    Loss and bereavement

Low self esteem                                                         Motivational / confidence building

Parenting                                                                      Phobias

Redundancy and work issues                                 Relationship issues

Sex and intimacy                                                        Sexuality and identity

Stress                                                                             Trauma + cPTSD

 

Should I feel I am not the right counsellor for you, or family therapy may be more helpful, I will help in finding the care and support you need elsewhere.  I operate an equal opportunities policy and do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, marital status, physical disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, social origins, political or religious beliefs.

An open palm holding a small tree.
Cosmos Counselling in Midhurst and Liphook

"It is not our task to solve another's problems, or take away another's pain.  All lessons of  life are necessary and produce growth - and therefore joy" 

- Letters from the Cosmos