Counselling in Stockport
Sandra J Cherry
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Sandra Cherry Counsellor B A Hons (E.C.S.) Dip Counselling MBACP
Tel.  0161 485 6097  Mobile. 07704 969 070
Counselling can help you to gain self-awareness and understanding about how you feel, think and behave. With self-awareness comes the ability to make the changes in your life that enable you to move forward through difficult situations in a more positive way.
I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and client is at the heart of the counselling process. I work with my clients in an empathic, non-judgemental way to allow them to explore their difficulties, providing a confidential space for them to develop and grow, work through issues and feel good about themselves.
So what is counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy where individuals can explore their difficulties. Having the space, time and support to reflect upon your own difficult situations, thoughts and feelings, can help you to gain an understanding and an awareness of how you are feeling right now, to enable you to make positive changes towards the way you deal with a situation. It can help give you the opportunity to see your situation from a new perspective and help to find your own solutions to problems.
Counselling offers you an opportunity to speak confidentially to an experienced and qualified counsellor, who is someone who will listen, understand and never judge accepting you for who you are. This allows you the chance to off load your thoughts and feelings in order to understand them better and make sense of difficult situations, in a completely safe and confidential environment.
Benefits of counselling include:
  • learning to understand yourself better
  • find out your inner strengths
  • find new ways of coping
  • deal with issues that are preventing you from achieving your goals and ambitions
  • explore your thoughts and feelings constructively
  • have a more positive outlook on life
  • it can help rebuild confidence and self-esteem
All of us experience difficulties throughout our lives or have periods where we may feel unable to cope. It may be difficult and sometimes inappropriate to talk to family or friends, this is a time you may benefit from counselling. It can be a great relief to be able to share your thoughts and feelings with someone who will confirm these and help you to reach a solution to your problems.
What could counselling help you with?
Counselling can be useful for exploring a wide range of life problems and emotional difficulties, including:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • All forms of Abuse
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Childhood Related Issues
  • Parenting & Family Issues
  • Work Related Stress
  • Long-term Illness
  • Eating Disorders
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends certain types of talking therapies for treating a number of different health conditions as there is evidence to show it can be a very beneficial and effective treatment.

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