Struggles are real, but so is hope
Read on to find out how counselling can help...
What is Counselling?

Every one of us will experience problems during our life. Often we can work through these ourselves, with the help of family or friends, but sometimes things just seem to get too difficult and we can feel lost or overwhelmed. Think of a confusing jigsaw when all the pieces are difficult to match together. Talking about a problem in counselling is like sorting out all the pieces so we can begin to build a picture that makes more sense to us.

Counselling is about helping you to work things out for yourself, making decisions and choices and helping you to look at things differently. A counsellor is trained to listen to you very carefully; they will not judge you or tell you what to do. Having thoughts, feelings and worries listened to, clarified and understood by someone who is not directly involved can be hugely beneficial.

People talk to counsellors about whatever matters to them, whatever is worrying for them. *"I feel angry but I don’t know why", "I can’t control myself", "I am anxious a lot of the time", "I've lost someone who matters to me and I miss them so much", "Sometimes I don’t understand how I feel or why I feel like I do. I just don’t feel right.", " My relationships with my family are falling apart", "I am worried about my health or struggling to cope with my health issues"*.

What can Counselling help with?
Lorna works therapeutically, one to one, with themes such as (but not exclusively:

Family issues

  • divorce
  • bereavement
  • relationships

School problems

  • bullying
  • social media
  • exam pressure
  • peer groups

Personal issues

  • relationships
  • identity
  • confidence
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • selfharming behaviour
  • suicidal thoughts
  • addictions
  • health problems
  • trauma
  • abuse
How does counselling work?

It can be difficult to talk to people about things that are making us anxious. A counsellor is trained to listen to you very carefully; they will not judge you or tell you what to do. Having thoughts, feelings and worries listened to, clarified and understood by someone who is not directly involved can be hugely beneficial. Often, people find working with a counsellor in a confidential setting and at a regular time enables them to build a trusting relationship within which to understand themselves better, to gain insight and self-awareness, and to develop new strategies for living. Sometimes just ‘talking things through’ can help people to feel clearer or more confident about something they had in mind already. It’s a bit like working in a team; together you can find the best way forward for you.

Coming to counselling can feel like a very big step and it takes courage. You may be unsure about it. The best way to decide is to find out more about it.. Look at Lorna's website for more information about what counselling is and how it could help. 

Lorna's website

You can call Lorna on 07894 436132 - she is happy to have a phone conversation with you (free of charge) to answer any questions you may have; alternatively, you're welcome to send an email on lorna@lornabettscounselling.co.uk

Lorna arranges her own appointment diary, with appointments on a Tuesday afternoon. A course of treatments is typically 6 weeks, with appointments usually scheduled on the same day, at the same time each week. Please contact her directly to arrange a mutually suitable appointment..