Deep in your wounds are the seeds waiting to grow beautiful flowers
Deep in your wounds are the seeds waiting to grow into beautiful flowers
There are times in each of our lives when we become overwhelmed, and struggle to find our way through the issues facing us.
It could be a single traumatic event that has left you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, or lacking confidence, and you don't know how to move on from it. Or maybe it's a trauma you suffered some time ago that is still dramatically affecting your life.
Perhaps your problems are related to relationships. Maybe you keep attracting the wrong kind of person into your life, and don't know why. Or you are in an unhappy relationship, and don't know whether to leave you. It could be that you are in a happy relationship but things aren't going too well right now.
Talking to family and friends can help, but well-meaning as they are, they are likely to offer advice, based on what they believe is the best solution for you, but it's likely to be biased.
You have considered counselling, but it seems really daunting, and the thought of 'therapy' makes you really uncomfortable. Anyway, you feel you should be able to sort things out for yourself. But that issue is still keeping you awake at night, affecting your work and your relationships.
You try to distract yourself but it's still there in the background. You know deep down it's affecting your life and relationships and it's time to make changes.
You can brush it aside at times, managing to distract yourself, but there are other times you toss and turn all night, searching for a solution.
You just don't know where to start. If you have read this far, then you have decided you want some help.
What is Counselling and Different about Working with Me?
I’m Wendy Capewell, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with over 16 years of professional experience and a lifetime of personal experiences – and some. Perhaps my qualifications scare you off, but they are to reassure you, that I have a good grounding and experience as a therapist. All it means is a way of helping a person recover from a condition. As in Physiotherapy, where a trained therapist helps you with a physical condition that is adversely affecting your life.
You can read more about me here
I want to start by saying I really dislike it when people talk about ‘having counselling’ like it’s something being ‘done’ to them.
I see it as ‘working together’. After all, you know yourself much better than anyone, I can offer a safe, confidential space, where I listen respectfully to whatever you want to share. Then together we work to find a way forward.
What to Expect
It's not about giving advice.
It is a safe and confidential place to voice your concerns without feeling judged.
It is a space to explore things from a different perspective.
I want to assure you, no problem is too big or small. If it’s affecting the quality of your professional or personal life and relationships then it's important to me to help you get to the root of the problem, and then a better way forward.
I help people just like you on a daily basis, who have hit one of those bumps in the road of life that’s affecting your life.
I will be there every step of the way, and together we will find a way forward that works for you. Because you and your wellbeing are important.
Because so many people get really anxious and worried when they think about Counselling. For that reason I wrote this article -
'What is Counselling and How Can it Help?'