Who trips over a mountain, when it is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain

Counselling

Have you “stumbled” on a pebble in your life, people often blame their circumstances for what they are or for how their life has become………have the courage, determination and will to become the person you want to be.

As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I may be able to help you by offering the space and support required whilst managing your difficulties, circumstances or issues, as together we explore your thoughts and feelings that are creating the experiences or turmoil in your internal world.  When this happens you will find you have the time to reflect and understand yourself better, you will feel heard and listened to.  From here you will reach new understanding of yourself and/or of your situation which will enable you to view things in a different, more constructive light, as your perspective changes.  By restoring balance and regulation back into your life you can grow and evolve moving forwards in a more confident and positive way.

For this to happen, I use an integrative approach to counselling, which means I draw upon a number of theories and models to aid my work.

I may also use a solution-focused approach to my work.  This is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change by addressing the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the symptoms or issues that may have brought you to therapy.   This means I am interested in what is happening in the present and the future desires you have, just focusing on the past only to the degree necessary for communicating empathy and accurate understanding of your concerns.  This is also known as “Brief Therapy” because results may be achieved fewer sessions.  If appropriate, I may work with the additional technique of Emotional Freedom Technique and EmoTrance.

Sessions are offered in a safe, calm and tranquil setting whilst offering an environment which is confidential, open, empathetic, congruent (genuine) and non-judgemental warmth.

Counselling is about helping others giving them the guidance to understand themselves better and the tools to make change in their life

Take your first steps today by calling me or dropping me an email.
belinda@breathofchange.org.uk

020 8873 2843 / 07973 410 375

These are some of the areas I cover offering support as a Counsellor:

  • Stress, anxiety and mild depressive states
  • Low self-esteem and confidence issues, i.e. lack of assertiveness/motivation
  • Grief, loss and bereavement issues
  • Self-defeating behaviours
  • Self-harming behaviours or eating disorders
  • Depression/post-natal depression/seasonal affective disorder
  • Addictions, i.e. alcohol or gambling
  • Frustration, anger and aggression
  • Relationship issues
  • Attachment problems
  • Personal growth, creativity and development/spiritual development
  • Other emotional turmoil (feeling alone) or change or circumstances (house move, job loss/transition or life transition and facing the future)

"When I first started having counselling, I wasn’t sure if it would help me. Although I was in quite a bad place, feeling depressed with low self-esteem.

It was quite a journey but at the end of it, I was truly like a person reborn, happy with life and very positive about the future.

A few months after counselling ended, I faced some difficult times and all I did was remember the sessions and the coping mechanisms suggested and these brought me back to a good place again"

"Having had counselling, off and on, throughout my adult life, it is only now that I feel, with Belinda’s professional input that I am coming to terms with matters which occurred in my childhood. I am truly blessed and grateful. Thank you so much. Even at this later stage of my life there is hope for the future.”

 

After all, Oscar Wilde said “be yourself, everyone else is taken!”