Are you ready to take the first step towards taking control of your life?
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes life can feel like a stuck record. The same old problems keep coming back or they justÂ wonâ€™t go away.Â At other timesÂ you mayÂ feel a bit lostÂ or held back from achieving your hopes or dreams.
Perhaps you have been depressedÂ or anxious for some time or have other longer term mental health issues. Or maybe you are experiencing relationship problems, confusion about your sexuality, loneliness or existential issues. You may have simply lost your mojo with life.
Whatever your reason is, I can help you understand what makes you tick and get to grips with who you are.Â
Counselling and psychotherapy can involve anÂ exploration of you past and the relationships and experiences that have formed you. This can help youÂ to understand how the pastÂ affects youÂ in the present. IfÂ you can understand these dynamics and patternsÂ you can begin to make changes in the wayÂ you behave so that things can be different in the future.
Sometimes we have negative experiences which can stay with us for a long time. Current events or circumstances can act as “triggers” for those feelings and thoughts to come back into our lives at unexpected times.
Without help, these thoughts and feelings can control or reduce the quality of our lives to a fairly high degree. Seeking help can be the first step to making those important positive self-changes in your life.
The psychotherapyÂ processÂ can take anything Â from a few months up to a couple of years of weekly work, sometimes longer dependingÂ upon the nature of the issue.Â The main aim of therapy is for you to make the changes you deserve, regardless of timescales.
Psychotherapy isÂ particularly helpful for addressing:
- Anxiety problems
- Panic attacks
- Crises of identity
- Eating disorders
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Lack of self esteem
- Assertiveness problems
- Life crisis
- Childhood abuse
- Relationship and family problems
- Long term health issues
- Sexual abuse issues
- Sexuality issues
- Loss and bereavement
The All Ears Counselling and Psychotherapy service isÂ based in an easy to reach location in Levenshulme, South Manchester.Â I amÂ 3 miles south of Manchester city centre andÂ am within easy reach of Chorlton, Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham, the four Heatons and Stockport.