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You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

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About counselling:

When you have struggled with worries and problems and they still seem to be insoluble; when you feel the time is right to make some changes in your life, the process of therapy can help you see the issue more clearly and explore all the options available to reach solutions and find healing. 

Some people struggle with problems for many, many years, often from childhood, and hesitate to share their burden because they feel rejection or judgement. Maybe it is too painful to share some problems with those they love (to not to worry them, to avoid being embarrassed, not sure if it is confidential and more).

Counsellors are skilled in the art of listening and helping clients to explore many kinds of painful memories and emotions, helping them to experience peace and strength as they find release from the problems that have held them captive.

 

Individuals seek counselling for many reason, most of the time all to do with change; bereavement, illness, stress, relationship problems, hoping to change the way they feel about past experiences (abuse, relationships, family), frustration with where their life is going (or not going).

It can be difficult to ask for help and talk about things which are confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Counselling offers a safe, confidential place where you can explore difficult feelings with someone who will really listen.

Talking to a counsellor, who accepts you and respects your feelings, can help process difficult issues in your life. However, counselling is not always about problems.

The honest feedback from a counsellor can enable you to understand more about yourself and discover changes that you might want to make to improve your quality of life and relationships, develop your awareness and sense of wellbeing.


Counselling often requires you to discuss upsetting emotions and painful memories. Bringing up these thoughts can feel difficult to start with and, initially, you may feel worse. This process is necessary to move forward and in time, you should start to feel better. To get the most of your counselling sessions you should aim to make them consistent. Some sessions will feel more helpful than others, but it is important to realise that everything your counsellor is doing is designed to help you in the long run, even if it doesn't feel like it in the beginning.  It is also worth remembering that counselling is not a quick fix and that your counsellor will not be able to tell you what to do. 

A Client Said... (these are anonymised to protect client confidentiality)

I am not sure there are enough words to thank Alicja. I was able to cry and talk openly and let go of those heavy load holding me onto the past. With the Alicja's kindness, care, professionalism and good wellbeing strategies she showed me i was able to move my life forward. Alicja, whoever has you to help them through any issues will be very lucky.