What sort of things bring people to counselling?


I have encountered all of these presenting issues and client groups and counselling is an evidence based intervention with proven 'success' in many instances:

Depression    Work Stress    PTSD    Worry     Negative Thinking     Uncertainty    Suicide    Relationship issues    Phobias    Anxiety     LGBTQ issues    Relationship/Couples    Fear    Loss    Low confidence Violent or disgusting unwanted intrusive thoughts    Family difficulties Self Esteem    Sexual Problems    Panic disorder    Guilt    Miscarriage  Social Phobia     Workplace  Bullying    Gender issues    Mental Health   ANGER    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  CFS     Sexuality    PAIN    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD    Deafness    Health Anxiety    Chronic Diagnoses (Cancer, Diabetes)    Relationship Breakdown    Affairs     Betrayals    Divorce    Grief    Upset    Bereavement    Rape    Violent behaviour    (Emotional, Physical, Sexual) Abuse    Obsessions    Debt        Stress    Adults    Students    Young People    Problems    Redundancy        Unhappiness    Sadness    Cultural issues    Feelings    Confusion    Self Harm    Suicidal  thoughts    Trauma    Attack    Pregnancy    Termination   Flashbacks    Domestic Violence    Bi-Polar    Eating Disorders    Personality Disorder    Pet loss    Men's Issues    Ageing    RAGE    Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse    Crying    Low Mood    Personal Development    Terminal Illness    LOVE    Anorexia    Unwanted inrusive thoughts    Disgust    Isolation    Over-eating    Meaninglessness    Groundlessness    Death, yours, your loved ones, oh, and worries about going to hell.

My specialisms are Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, relationship difficulties (with one partner) and 'difficult' cases; working with all presenting issues whether chronic, upsetting  or developmental.  I especially work with people who are fearful that they are bad,  really bad, and having unwanted intrusive thoughts about it.
       "...It is the job of the therapist to help make it easier for the client to talk about things, and to gently focus on the important parts of the process. 
You just need to come willingly to talk, reflect and make changes..."