Edwina Hawkridge Counselling in Stamford, and City of London

Benefits of Counselling

Taking that first step to enter into counselling can be daunting, you may feel anxious about what it will be like and worried about discussing your personal circumstances with a stranger. These worries are understandable and normal.

In my experience counselling can help with a range of issues from anxiety, depression and low mood, to work related stress, identity concerns, relationship issues, abuse and eating disorders. The benefits from having counselling are numerous counselling can help to reduce stress, promote better sleep, improve your work/life balance, reduce arguments, promote greater intimacy, expand your resilience, assist with better decision making and increase greater self-awareness, all of which provides a greater sense of wellbeing.

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When you meet me, or another counsellor it's important to remember that counselling is for you, it's important to feel comfortable with your counsellor and that you feel they are listening to you without judgement and trying to understand your situation.
Counselling is collaborative, I will work with you to fully understand your situation, my approach is warm and supportive so that together we can explore your concerns and any deep seated issues which are holding you back and impacting your ability to get the most out of life.

My theoretical approach is humanistic an integration of person centred approach and object relations. This means that I am able to apply theory to help provide you with different insight into your issue. The foundation of my theory is that you, with guidance have the ability to overcome adversity and make changes. I work with you to really hear, understand and help you.

What I work with

It is not unusual to feel nervous before you come to counselling for the first time, so don’t worry if you do, the first session can come with feelings of anxiousness and apprehension but let me reassure you, you're in safe and experienced hands.

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Evidence has shown that counselling can help with a range of concerns. I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with:

  • Depression/Low mood
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management

  • Work Related Issues
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Death, Loss and Bereavement

  • Parenting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Addictions – Drugs, Gambling, Alcohol
  • Abuse – Physical, Emotional, Sexual

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