Counselling offers you a place to explore difficulties you are having in your personal life with someone who is trained neither to judge nor advise you but to explore and unlock your feelings, which may have been hidden for years.
Past and present relationships will be talked about helping you to understand more about yourself. It may well be upsetting but it will help you to understand more about yourself.
Who is it for?
Counsellors have helped people to make important positive changes in their lives, but equally have helped people to live more creatively with situations that cannot easily be changed. Some clients find that the ability to discuss their difficulties openly with someone they can trust is sufficient reason on its own to enter counselling, just explaining things to someone impartial can often clarify the situation.
Counselling can help by addressing and resolving specific problems for example; making decisions, coping with crisis, improving relationships with others, personal development issues,
People enter into counselling for a wide variety of reasons including:
loss of confidence or motivation
alcohol or substance abuse
problems with anger
Trainee psychotherapist and counsellor
Georgina is nearing the end of her third year of a five-year training in Integrative and Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. She also volunteers as a counsellor for Brighton's CRI where she helps men and women with a range of issues who are dependent on drugs or alcohol using a short focused and CBT approach.
Georgina's training allows her to draw from every major psychotherapeutic method enabling her to engage with you on a deep and personal level. Integrative therapy embraces the concept that we are many things other than our mind alone and values the inter-relationship between the physical, emotional, spiritual and cognitive systems.
A large part of our day-to-day behaviour is governed by what Jung would call our Shadow. In therapy we aim to shine a torch on to our Shadow thus bringing our unconscious material into awareness. From this platform we can clearly see our engrained and troublesome patterns and with time we learn how to navigate around them. By stepping in to consciousness we also learn what we are lacking and which qualities we need to being us in to balance. A universal truth: with the right information and motivation change always happens.
Sessions can be short term and solution focused or can explore deeper issues including:
inability to communicate your needs
lack of trust in yourself and others
relationship difficulties and breakdowns
feeling depressed and hopeless as well as antenatal and postnatal depression
early childhood issues and trauma
loss of libido and sexual dysfunction
limiting and unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour including eating disorders, drug and alcohol dependency and obsessive compulsive disorder
psychological, emotional, sexual and domestic abuse exploring meaning and purpose to your life
Our Counselling advice clinic is located in Brighton, Sussex.
Our aromatherapy clients come to us locally and also travel from places further away such as| Hove | Eastbourne | Crawley | Worthing | Shoreham by Sea | Horsham | Guildford | East Grinstead | Royal Tunbridge Wells | Haywards Heath | Bognor Regis | Hastings | Bexhill | Lewes | Uckfield | and throughout Sussex and West Sussex