On this site, you will find information about the counselling psychotherapy services available from Empathic Connections Counselling ®. You will see there is also an area for self-help, whether you are currently in therapy or not, and information about what you can do at home to have healthier mental health. Also, there is information about what to do if you find yourself in a crisis, or if you have concerns about someone you know.
You are welcome to explore this site, above you will find the tabs to help you navigate the different areas. The"about" tab will take you to the page that contains more information about counselling and the intention behind talk therapy. There, you will also find information about the counsellor you would be working with if you choose to start your own therapy with Empathic Connections Counselling®.
Many reasons may have brought you to this page today. You may be at a point in your life where you are seeking help from a professional, to gain support from, to explore your issues and problems with, in a confidential, non-judgmental environment. You might be curious about counselling and psychotherapy in general and would like to gather more information. You might be looking for help for a friend or family member you have concerns about. You might be feeling low or struggling with relationships and are looking for a way to change your life, explore your feelings, thinking patterns and the way you relate to others and the world.
Whichever reasons have brought you here today, or have brought you to seek counselling and psychotherapy is ok. We are now living in a world that is becoming more accepting and open to talking therapy. Improving our mental health and wellbeing is becoming a priority for many people, including you, and having counselling sessions is thankfully becoming normalised. Wouldn't it be beneficial for so many individuals if having talk therapy was seen to be as "normal" as visiting your GP. We visit a doctor or medical professional when we are feeling physically unwell, so visiting a counsellor, or psychotherapist, when you are feeling emotionally or psychologically strained is proactive and acceptable. Thankfully, now in the year of 2020, the stigma around mental health is starting to lift. Old, outdated beliefs are changing into a more accepting society.