St Albans Counselling and Psychotherapy service for adults where individuals and couples improve wellbeing and relationships.
Counselling is a confidential talking therapy used to help people to resolve personal and psychological difficulties.
Everybody experiences challenges at some point in their life and when life or situations become overwhelming, it can be extremely beneficial in talking some things through with an experienced counsellor.
The therapeutic space offers the opportunity for an individual to reflect and become self aware to find the best way to move forward and resolve a number of unhelpful coping strategies that may have offered short term relief in the past.
A non-judgemental space is often referred to within counselling and you might be wondering what this means and how it can be useful to help you.
A non-judgemental space allows you significant time to reflect and become more attuned to your inner voice, explore your meaningful relationships and your personal experiences.
Without a fear of judgement this allows you to develop into your true authentic self.
This allows you to free yourself from worry of letting other people down, or feeling guilty for the way that you think, or the decisions that you make.
As a result, you can take more control over your life, making any necessary changes to help you feel happier and more content.
I offer a St Albans counselling and psychotherapy service to help individuals and couples to realise and reach for their full potential, irrespective of previous difficult experiences or emotional trauma.
How do I know I need counselling?
Many people come to therapy because they have reached a crossroad in their life. Maybe you have the life you've always dreamed of but things still don't feel right.
Perhaps relationships have always been a struggle for you, you never seem to know where you stand or you always seem to end up getting hurt. Perhaps you feel too needy in your relationships and worry that your spouse will leave you to find somebody better or relationships just really overwhelm you.
This can often relate to your past relationship experiences from as early as childhood.
When you experience a form of emotional trauma, you can feel a real sense of loss or abandonment.
This could be for reasons such as experiencing a bereavement, your parents divorcing, having an unhealthy relationship with your parents, bullying, being physically attacked or in an accident.
Maybe you feel more down than usual and everything feels hopeless. If it's getting to the point where it is impacting your relationships, you notice significant changes in your mood and how you feel physically and emotionally, then it's a good idea to consider talking therapy.
If you feel that you have lost the essence of what makes you, you then individual therapy allows you the time to reflect more deeply on this to understand where some of your current challenges may be coming from.
Whatever the reason, the process is very individual to you, your past relationships and your experiences.
I'm Lizandra Leigertwood and I'm a registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice. I provide St Albans counselling to adults and couples who live and work in the area of Hertfordshire.