Sometimes we find it difficult to cope with what's going on in our lives. While most of the time we're able to manage, sometimes the challenges can outstrip our resources and we can feel stuck, lost, overwhelmed or angry. On top of this, our lives are often so relentlessly busy that it's difficult to find the time to think clearly or to invest in our own wellbeing. Friends and family might do their best to help but may have their own problems and agendas.
It's at times like this that talking to a professional can help.
I can help you to improve the quality of your life by providing a confidential space to explore areas of difficulty and focus on changes you would like to make.
"I came to see Indira when things were not good in life. I felt anxious and low and didn't feel I was coping and I certainly wasn't enjoying very much.
From the very first session I found Indira very easy to talk to. She allowed me to open up as and when I felt ready and talk about things which went back many years and clearly were having an impact on day to day living.
She helped me see things in a new light and also different ways to handle life. I feel so much stronger and able to cope and I'm back to enjoying seeing friends and the activities I enjoy. I cannot thank Indira enough."
Our counselling sessions can enable you to develop a clearer understanding of your concerns and develop new skills and tools to better manage personal and emotional issues, which can improve your emotional and physical health.
By offering you a different perspective, counselling can help you find creative solutions to your difficulties.
Your counselling sessions will normally be weekly and typically last from six sessions to one year or more depending on the issues you are bringing. Short-term counselling is useful if you'd like to focus on a particular issue or are experiencing a recent and readily identifiable problem. Longer-term therapy may suit you better if you would like to make changes at a deeper level.
Don't worry if you're not sure how many sessions you'll need right now. We can talk this through at the outset and work out the best way forward.
As a psychodynamic therapist, my approach goes beyond symptoms and behaviour and involves sensitively looking at how past experiences might be influencing your life today.
You can find out more about my background and my approach to counselling by reading more about me.