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.
"Making the decision to begin therapy was one of the best decisions I ever made. I spent many years struggling with low mood, anxiousness and poor sleep; expecting to ‘just get over it’ and thinking my problems weren’t ‘serious enough’ to talk about. I only wish I’d called sooner. My time with Indira has helped me to transform the way I think and feel about myself. There are no quick fixes and at times the process is hard work but the experience is life-changing. I know myself better now, my relationships have improved and I’m better able to deal with life’s ups and downs. Be kind to yourself and give it a try. You won't look back!"
"Indira is like an ice pack for emotional bruising!"
Anonymous Young woman
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.