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21st February 2019 

Adults and young person's counsellor in Grantham, Lincoln, Sleaford, Newark and surrounding villages

During our lifetime, it is not unusual for us to have times of difficulty or sadness. It's during these periods that we might need to be really listened to and supported by someone... but just don't know where to start to get some help. More and more of us are realising the benefit of counselling - of having our voice heard in a safe and supportive way - and are seeking the help of a qualified counsellor to enable us make sense of what we're struggling with.

Do you know an adult or young person who feels lost?

A teenager who is increasingly withdrawn and unhappy?

Are you an adult suffering with depression or addiction with no where to turn?

Could you, or an adult or young person you know, benefit from counselling?

Counselling - often known as talking therapy - gives you the unique opportunity to share your thoughts and worries with someone who does not judge, someone who respects your confidences and someone who will not impose their views upon you. For both a young person and an adult, therapy offers a safe place to express feelings and anxieties and explore problems through talking or playing.

"People start to heal the moment they
feel heard." - Cheryl Richardson

Whether a child, adolescent or adult, people each seek therapy for different reasons. You may be suffering with anxiety, stress, depression or addiction. You may just want someone to really listen to you: no issue is too big or too insignificant to bring to counselling. As a counsellor working in and around Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford and Newark, my role is to support any child, teenager or adult needing to be heard. Its not about telling you what to do: its about offering a safe and quiet space for you to explore your own solutions and choices in life.

When working as a young person's counsellor I usually work out of schools throughout Grantham, Lincoln, Sleaford and Newark but also hold counselling sessions at my home where applicable. With adults, I tend to work within the workplace but alternative arrangements can be made where applicable. I offer an independent counselling service (rather than as part of a counselling agency) which enables me to work with you in a way which suits you as an individual. I am not part of the work or school structure and as such, our therapeutic work is not recorded on NHS or school records.

In November 2018, I hope to introduce Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to clients at Rachel Clark Counselling with the help of Chester the Golden Retriever. It has been proven time and again that being around animals can improve a person's mental, social and emotional functioning: that sometimes just stroking and patting an animal can have a calming and relaxing affect. AAT can help with anxiety and depression and I have already seen the affects of working with animals around children with autism and ADHD. I look forward to working alongside him soon!

The list below, though not exhaustive, may help you identify your own needs or those of someone else who may benefit from counselling. I have experience of working with adults and young people trying to cope with:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • A relationship or family break-up
  • Low self-confidence & self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Loss & bereavement
  • Anger & aggression management
  • Behaviour problems
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • An abusive relationship
  • Eating disorders

    Whether you are looking for family therapy in Lincoln, a young person's counsellor in Grantham or for adult counselling in the workplace or over FaceTime... you've come to the right place. Contact me today for a chat to see how I can help you or someone you know.

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