Holistic Counselling

Effects of Modern Day Life PressuresWe live in a complex world that constantly demands our attention and focus. Over time we can lose sight of our own desires and needs – which may become obscured by others’ demands on our energy and time. Such a demanding environment often leads to uncomfortable emotions and feelings. In response, the mind and body create behaviours that seek to save you from difficult situations and consequent difficult emotions – this is how panic attacks, anger outbursts, or feelings of depression can develop.

Revealing and reflecting upon deeply held feelings and emotions – some of which may have been held within the body and mind for many years – can be quite daunting for anyone, especially if you are not used to identifying and exploring your way of being in the world and the life you have created for yourself. The powerful effects of this kind of self-exploration and resolution can be life-changing, yet supportive accompaniment throughout this inner journey is essential to bring about the most positive outcomes.

What is Holistic Counselling?

Holistic counselling is all-encompassing approach to exploring life issues, difficult-to-hold emotions and behaviour patterns, from the perspective of the ‘whole’ person, rather than individual symptoms or situations. What is important is identifying the source of the difficulties and developing an understanding of the origin and what is triggering the issue(s) to surface in your life just now. Everything in life is connected and it is through discovering the source that the present can be elevated and cured.  In order to achieve this, a holistic approach is taken whereby different techniques and approaches are explored to identify the source, such as Person Centred Counselling, Humanistic, Gestalt Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy or an Existential Approach. Having knowledge of a wide range of approaches allows a holistic counsellor to guide clients through a variety of approaches and exercises to reveal the source of the current difficulties. Once discovered and understood, and where needed, perceptions altered and behaviour patterns changed, the source of the difficulties dissolves, leaving the client lighter and in balance with their natural desires and way of being.

What is important for any successful holistic counselling is the relationship between the client and the counsellor. What Simon offers to all clients is an open, honest, truthful, non-judgemental approach, which allows full expression and exploration by the client of their difficulties.

Issues for which Holistic Counselling can be useful, include (but are not limited to):

  • Abuse (All kinds)
  • Addictions (Food, Alcholics in recovery)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Guilt and Shame Issues
  • Mid-Life Crises
  • OCD
  • Personal Growth (For those whose aim it is to understand themselves better).
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self-Confidence Issues
  • Serious Illness (Emotional aspects)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma (PTSD)

For a free exploratory, introductory chat to find out how Holistic Counselling might be right for you, call Simon on 01743-718-324, or email simon@uniqueperceptions.co.uk to arrange a call time.

Fees: Holistic Counselling: £70 / hour

Sessions usually take place weekly and last for either 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on client requirements.