Welcome!

Well it has taken me a long time to get round to writing this blog. I have so many ideas for posts that I think you will find interesting so I will try get as many of them out as I can. This blog is mainly about counselling and I hope to write something about Craniosacral Therapy soon. Please explore and let me know if there is anything you want me to cover.

I will look at how counselling works and some of the mental health issues you might be facing. And I’ll look at some of the ways you might be able to help yourself – like my post on Self-compassion with its wonderful infographic by Hayley Lewis.

I understand how hard it can be to cope when life becomes a struggle – that you try and try to change it and nothing works. Maybe your problems seem to take on a life of their own, where you have no control. This can lead to despair and can have a major impact on you and your ability to function in the world. Often it leads to difficult physical symptoms and behaviours that are distressing. You want relief and help, and may have tried different therapists before with little effect, leaving you feeling frustrated and stuck in a loop.

My way of working is to help you calm your nervous system, to acknowledge how hard it’s working to protect you, and find ways to soothe it. Nothing can change before this happens, no matter how many ‘good’ thoughts or intentions you may have. This takes time and patience, working at your pace to support you to change.

Please do drop me a line if you want to discuss your situation with me. I work face-to-face in Stroud, Gloucestershire and online and by phone if it is difficult to come and see me.

All the best and I look forward to hearing from you

Jess

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