Who comes for counselling?
In the thirteen years that I have been a counsellor I have worked with clients from a number of different backgrounds and most walks of life. These include: the employed, the unemployed, the retired, receptionists, lawyers, nurses, teachers, musicians, students, sports coaches, accountants, paramedics, librarians, greengrocers, lorry drivers, working parents, stay-at-home parents, teenagers.
I have worked with clients from a number of different backgrounds and cultures.
Below are some issues I have helped clients work through in counselling:
Abuse, Affairs, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Body Image, Confidence, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Gender, Grief, Infertility, Loss, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Phobias, Pregnancy, Rape, Relationships, Self-worth, Sexuality, Trauma etc.
I did a piece of research about weight-stigma in 2011 for an MSc and very much like to work with people who have low self-worth about their body whatever size they are. Here is a link to a recent article I wrote on the subject.
Nearly everyone is at least a little bit nervous the first time they come which would suggest this is normal! I have had counselling too and remember the first time well.