Counselling

For individuals today, it can be hard to care well for ourselves in this busy, demanding world. “Success” suggests that we shouldn’t even have difficulties, but most of us know that real life is just not like that. Counselling (often known as psychotherapy) offers the opportunity to recognise that life is actually not that easy. Here is a place to be real about that – and to do something about it. You don’t have to be facing a complex mental health issue – it may just be that life is rubbish, work is stressful or relationships are not working out.
At reach the aim is to help you understand your unique circumstances and to work through what is really troubling you. Wouldn’t it be great to find the resources from within yourself to deal with those problems? That’s exactly what we seek for you. Developing insights about yourself will encourage you to realise your own value and worth so you can move forward with renewed confidence and hope.

Adolescents face particular stresses these days from school and college expectations, peer pressures, broken families and step-families, to the complexities faced through social media and constant access to the internet. With parental approval, reach seeks to offer young people a confidential ear where you can safely share angst, fear and the misunderstood demands that you face in our modern world.

Couples today have to cope with demands which are historically unique. Relationships are stretched by family pressures; step-family circumstances; global concerns; constant internet and information overload; financial pressures with value and worth often being linked to jobs and income; parents living longer and needing care. Strains in partnerships can take their toll and reach offers the opportunity to safely communicate those strains to find a way through this partnership jungle.

Based in a semi-rural location, reach provides a safe and secure space in which as an adolescent, adult or couple, you can explore the issues you currently face. You can expect a confidential, professional working relationship which values you without judgement, pre-condition or expectation, whatever your gender, race, sexual orientation or faith.