There are many circumstances and difficulties in life that can affect you and, if left, can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. It is not always possible to talk to family or friends and trying to cope alone can put you under additional pressure. Counselling provides you with a supportive and confidential environment in which you can freely explore the difficulties that are affecting you. Counselling helps you to examine your thoughts and feelings and supports you in making sense of your circumstances. You will gain greater self-awareness and be able to develop strategies and find solutions. Acceptance and respect is a vital part of counselling and can greatly assist you with building your confidence and self-esteem, which in turn will promote change and self-growth.

Gaining a better understanding of your patterns and unconscious habits will lead to long-term improvements in the quality of your life.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place once or twice a week; you can also attend less frequently. There is no maximum or minimum number of sessions, as the amount of sessions and how often they take place will depend on the issues that you are facing, what your goals are and to what extent you want to explore your difficulties. We will discuss the arrangements at your first appointment and a clear outline of the therapeutic process will be discussed. You will be encouraged to take an active part in planning your therapy, including setting your own objectives and deciding when you might consider yourself ready to finish your counselling. There are many therapeutic approaches and at Glister we are able to shape your counselling to suit your individual needs. Counselling can really make a difference to you and your relationships. With a better understanding of yourself and your reactions to difficulties you will be able to make beneficial changes that will have a positive impact on every aspect of your life.

Common Issues

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons and often because someone close to them, perhaps a family member, friend or doctor, has suggested that they need to gain help. Others seek counselling because they have identified specific goals or issues that they wish to work on. Having emotional or mental health issues is no different to having a physical ailment, and in that respect, seeking support without delay will aid a faster recovery. As with physical issues, the longer emotional and mental health issues are left, the more complex the difficulties can become.

At Glister, we can promote self-actualization, empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional stress. We will work with you collaboratively on whatever is most distressing or important to you. Together, we will decide upon your goals for therapy and we will aid you in achieving your goals.

Glister can help with the following issues

A

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • ADHD: Attention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Foster Care Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum

B

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bipolar
  • Bisexual Relationship Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying

C

  • Cancer
  • Career Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classroom Behavioural Issues
  • Co-Dependency
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Behaviour
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Conception Issues
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Cultural Issues
  • Cyclothymic Disorder

D

  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction

E

  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotionally Overwhelmed
  • Emptiness
  • Exam Anxiety

F

  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues

G

  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Guilt

H

  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness
  • HIV / AIDS

I

  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation

J

  • Jealousy

L

  • LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
  • Life Coaching, Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem

M

  • Mediation
  • Men’s Issues and Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Mood Swings
  • Multicultural Concerns

O

  • Obsessions and Compulsions Disorder / OCD

P

  • Panic
  • Paranoia
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Development
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Police Involvement
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing Issues
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Premarital Issues

R

  • Rape
  • Redundancy
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues

S

  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Service Veterans
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Worker
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Identity
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts

T

  • Terminal Illness
  • Termination
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Truancy
  • Trust Issues

V

  • Victims of Crime

W

  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worrying
  • Worthlessness

Y

Young Adult Issues

What to Expect

  • A fully-qualified counsellor
  • Clear therapeutic boundaries
  • To be able to talk openly about your difficulties, fears, and hopes
  • To be listened to and to feel respected
  • Confidentiality – safeguarding issues are exempt
  • To be given the space to work through your issues at your own pace
  • To gain a better understanding of yourself and how you relate to others

COSTS / FEES

Counselling – £45 per session