Do you ever feel unheard? Like no-one is listening to what you are saying? Do you feel like you would benefit from time dedicated to you, and only you, to talk through things that are going on in your life, to gain deeper understanding of things that have happened, and to learn tools for dealing with the future?
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talk therapy that allows people a safe, confidential space to talk about their feelings, or any issues they may be facing that they are having difficulties with. It could be troubling life events such as bereavement, stress at work, problems with relationships or behaviours that are causing issues such as addiction or eating disorders.
Counsellors are client focused and do not give advice or tell people what to do or how to live their lives. They actively listen and help to interpret what they have heard. This can help people to gain a different perspective on the issues they are facing. Then, together, they help build strategies with their clients for them to be able to make their own self empowered changes.
Often all people need is a space to talk and not feel judged or guilty for laying their burdens on another. Counselling offers a non-judgemental space for people to be honest with themselves and another person. This alone can be a very healing and cathartic experience for many. Counsellors understand that change can be difficult and scary, but with the aid of a supportive and caring counsellor, people can make many positive changes to improve their quality of life.
The counsellors at The Connection Project deal with a wide spectrum of issues, and all work with an integrative approach. This means they use a wide range of techniques and theories to be able to tailor sessions to the individual.
What do we work with?
Some of the issues our counsellors work with include:
Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
Bereavement / Loss
Divorce & Separation
Generally unhappy with your life
Illness and dying
Shyness / Social Phobia
Violence / Victim support
Young people and children
(Please note: this is not an exhaustive list)
If you have any specific enquiries, please email