Green Room Counselling offers a safe and confidential space to explore your issues

... for individuals and couples

What is counselling?

Counselling offers an opportunity to meet regularly with an experienced counsellor to talk through the issues that may be upsetting you. It can often be a relief to share your problems with an objective person who has no agenda of their own. I can hear and think about what is being said in a safe place, and in a non-judgmental way.

My approach is based on listening, reflecting, and making links between past and present in the belief that by looking at our past experiences we can better understand why we behave as we do in the present. It is hoped that this quiet, supported, safe space can help you think about your life, about who you are, to grieve, to heal, to see things from a different perspective, and to enable change.

Who needs counselling?

The chances are if you are reading this you have reached a point in life where things are getting on top of you.
People seek counselling for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you are having problems in your relationship and looking for someone to help. It’s possible that you are anxious, sad, depressed, lack confidence and / or have issues with self-esteem. Or perhaps you’ve suffered a trauma, and are finding it hard to deal with. You might just be wondering what makes you tick and what makes you who you are.

Here are some of the specific issues people bring to counselling:

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Stress at work
  • Issues around bullying
  • Relationship problems
  • Panic attacks and acute anxiety
  • Anger
  • Sexuality
  • Adoption / Identity
  • Depression
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Trauma
We are all different, with our unique personalities, life stories and concerns.

In a nutshell, counselling is for anyone who wants to talk things through and who wishes to feel differently about him or herself.

Is it confidential?

Yes, the service is completely confidential. It is important that you feel free and able to talk about your issues. The service adheres to the BACP Framework of Ethics.

Beginnings... some thoughts of those who've had counselling, shared with their kind permission

  1. Sam says:

    I was frightened about starting counselling. I thought the counsellor would see right through me and expose me for the fraud I knew myself to be. But it was nothing like I expected. She was kind, gentle and patient. Over time I learned how to be me.

    • Marcus says:

      When I started counselling I thought my therapist would tell me where I was going wrong. I got really annoyed that he wouldn't. Now I can't believe how far I've come. I feel so much better about myself.

  2. Pippa says:

    I really thought counselling was for crazy people. I felt a failure for needing help. I thought depression was a weakness. But starting counselling was the best thing I ever did.