Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I’m Isobel and I love to help people find out more about themselves and recognise their worth. I know that understanding your struggles can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope.
In our sessions, depending on what has brought you to counselling, I would help you to explore your own issues, your history where relevant, your feelings, behaviour, beliefs, values and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and confident in making your own choices.
I won't try to 'fix' you or tell you what to do but can help you see that you have options. With the right support, I believe you can make sense of what's happening for you now and get back to feeling like yourself again, or even a more confident and empowered you.
You may not be used to sharing your experiences, thoughts and feelings with another person and that could feel strange or even scary at first. However, I am here to guide you through it at your own pace. I won't make you to share anything that you are not ready to share. Clients have commented that they find me warm, calm and approachable.
I work with individuals (age 18+) from all walks of life who are struggling with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationship difficulties, childhood issues, work issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, long term health issues, anger, lack of purpose, not feeling understood, cultural conflicts and life-transition struggles.
I am a qualified counsellor and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work as an 'integrative counsellor' which means that I can draw upon a range of different therapeutic approaches in order to support you as an individual.