Adrian Wilson-Smith counselling & psychotherapy

About counselling

Counselling offers space and time to consider your thoughts and feelings with someone out of your familiar circle. The counselling process is led by you and the work is on the issues that are important to you. The first session allows you to get the feel of what counselling is like and explore how you would like to proceed, there is no obligation to continue.

Trying to talk about personal things which are private, upsetting or that you can’t explain can feel awkward, embarrassing, risky and can be immensely difficult. I have been trained to help you share whatever troubles you are experiencing, even when they are ‘un-formed’ and you feel you don’t have the right words.

How often do you get personal time where you are listened to and where the focus is just on your own issues? ¬†When you don’t have to be concerned about the listener. This enables you to share your thoughts, feelings and emotions; and ‘to meet yourself’.

Counselling is helpful if you feel ‘stuck’. You may be anxious, depressed, lonely, lost, angry or any one of a range of feelings. Counselling is not about providing solutions; instead I will help you discover your own strengths and inner resources, thus enabling you to cope effectively with your life.

Areas and themes I have worked with in my clients:

  • Relationship issues
  • Couple counselling
  • Family issues
  • Recovery from alcoholism & addiction and effect on families
  • Childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Parental Alienation
  • Resentment and forgiveness
  • Performance pressure and work life balance
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress and being overwhelmed
  • Spiritual issues