Counselling Coffs Harbour
We’re supposed to have it together. All the time. We’re supposed to take care of everybody else, maintain the patience of a saint, and give of ourselves as though we are a bottomless glass.
But what about when we try to turn that care inwards?
A lot of us find that we don’t have any answers. We get stuck making decisions. We don’t know how to tap into what we ‘really’ want from life. We’ve forgotten what it’s like to live for ourselves.
Sometimes this happens when a huge shock is thrown our way: a loved one passes on, or a big relationships ends, or a health issue throws what we thought we knew- what we could rely on- into turmoil. Other times it creeps up over years, so gradually we hadn’t even realised we’d lost sight of what life is all about for us- what we want it to be and even more importantly HOW we want to be.
It’s uncomfortable (at best) and terrifying (at worst).
Counselling Coffs Harbour can help you find your ‘you-shaped’ choices again. I help individuals and couples rediscover their skills, abilities and joy.
Making decisions from your heart doesn’t have to be selfish. Far from it.
When you feel your most confident and peaceful, you’re going to make decisions that are better for everyone.
I can help you strip back all the ‘shoulds’ and the ‘can’ts’ and the ‘I don’t knows’ and the ‘worries’ and find what’s underneath.
We start by defining the problem in YOUR words, understand your lived experience. Not someone else’s, because you are the expert of you.
Once we understand a lot more about what problems are keeping you stuck, we can then move forward into unsticking. When you’re less burdened by problems, less overwhelmed by ‘busyness’ and negative self-image, the answers to many things become much clearer.
We work on rediscovering your values. Not to go back to an earlier version of yourself, but instead redefine who you are now and support you to take actions that are in alignment with your values and beliefs.
The YOU who has been buried resurfaces and so much more becomes available as we walk together. That’s how narrative therapy works.
Let’s bring this human into the light, feeling confident even in vulnerability.
You may be surprised to learn that almost everyone who commits to counselling can do this- no matter how big and overwhelming things seem right now.
I’ve been providing professional counselling and support to people in need for over 15 years. Counselling Coffs Harbour can help support you, no matter what problems are invading your life.
With a Masters Degree in Narrative Therapy, it’s my role to help you gain clarity and more control over the parts of your story that are holding you back from your preferred life, and move towards feeling better: less overwhelmed, happier, braver and more definite.
It’s scary but we can do it together: gently, openly, and even occasionally with humour.
If you want to know more about me and how I can help you, then look here.
Lastly, I’m friendly and pretty darn good at finding the right support for you even if that’s not me- so if you’re in need please do reach out to me via my contact page. Or give me a call on 0424 725 029.
I would love to help you.