Morley town centre
Leeds city centre
Counselling

We aim to provide good quality, affordable counselling

WHY COUNSELLING? 


Usually individuals choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties, and distress in their lives. Sometimes people can be isolated, but at other times, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult, if not impossible, to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and or depressed.

Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family. Other life issues and events which can be very difficult to deal with include bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health issues, bullying and so on. 

However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to have therapy. You may be experiencing underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, or be seeking balance in your life and spirituality. All of these reasons and more will bring individuals to therapy.


Perhaps there has been a recent event which has thrown you off balance, or you might have sensed for some time that things were not quite right. You might be experiencing some of the following:


  • Feeling totally flat and without feelings, or feeling overwhelmed by emotions
  • Constantly criticising yourself, but feeling powerless to make changes
  • Finding no enjoyment in life
  • Always feeling exhausted and without motivation
  • Withdrawing from people and activities
  • Holding onto poor relationships, or allowing good relationships to suffer
  • Feeling out of control
  • Using food, drink or other substances or behaviours to manage your feelings
  • Not treating yourself or others as you feel you should
  • Worrying about every little thing you do, or not caring about anything at all
  • Haunted by painful memories


Counselling offers a safe and confidential space in which to make sense of these and other experiences without fear of judgement so that you can:

  • Gain peace of mind and accept yourself
  • Feel less fearful
  • Begin to develop more satisfactory relationships
  • Start to become the person you would like to be
  • Enhance your sense of well-being and self-esteem
  • Develop a richer understanding and awareness of yourself
  • Explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and understand how these might  contribute to your difficulties
  • Develop the ability to resolve your difficulties
  • Manage stress
  • Identify and set goals
  • Feel more alive and in control of your experience
  • Begin to make appropriate changes
  • Start to heal from earlier pain