Area of specialisation

Anxiety and Stress Management

Perhaps you have a good career, family and lots of friends and everyone thinks your life is great, that you have it all together.

Is something missing from your life? Is something just not right?

Underlying stress, coupled with anxiety, often gets in the way of feeling good. What is it that brings these feelings of unease and derails a life of purpose? Perhaps you struggle about your own sense of direction and purpose, maybe you are facing a relationship or career problem?

Stress is everywhere and is here to stay. Often the ability to cope with, and manage stress and anxiety is directly related to how we feel, think and act about the issues causing us difficulty. Through counselling we can work together to overcome negative thoughts and feelings, reducing stress by learning how to manage it better. Counselling will help you discover new resources and how to maximise these, it will also help identify areas in need of improvement. A fresh sense of understanding what matters and why it is important, will assist you in staying effective and enjoying the things that matter most. A new sense of purpose brings new direction.

It takes time to find yourself in a better place, and the only way to get there is to actively make the space for yourself to breathe. The gains are immediate, all that is required is your willingness. Do it and you will ease stress and anxiety by learning and developing new perspectives. Make meaningful progress that will assist you in becoming accustomed to the contrast of living with stress and anxiety or relaxation.

Are you looking for a compassionate Somerset West Counsellor to help you change and grow?

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  • I am so thankful to be alive and was indeed lucky to have had Joan as my psychological counsellor. Having been lost in anorexia’s black hole of nothingness, Joan never gave up on me, her commitment to my journey will always be treasured by myself and my family.
    Age 22
  • Joan’s appreciation of life and all things beautiful convinced me that I too can live without ongoing chaos caused by alcohol controlling my life. The journey to let go was hard with many setbacks. Joan’s ongoing commitment to my journey is what pulled me through. I can stand back in appreciation and look how far I have come, knowing I will never ever go back to where I was.
    Age 38
  • I am so grateful I took my daughter to see Joan when I did. Joan has a very unusual way of working with young people. She connects with them at a very deep level and gain their trust right at the start. After only one session with Joan I could see the difference in my child. She was smiling again after a very long time!
    Mother of daughter
    Age 18
  • Four years after I lost my first wife I decided to remarry. It was hard for my children aged 10 and 12 to accept some-one new. Always sensitive to our difficulties, Joan assisted us individually and together to build and strengthen family ties. She supported us in the healing process and enabled us all to move forward.
    Age 42
  • By treating me not as a patient, but as a person – as a friend – Joan gained my trust, and I valued what she had to say. She showed me ways of getting back in touch with myself. Ways of getting to know myself again. I now have plans for my life. I have dreams and ambitions and I feel I have potential.
    Age 17
  • We experienced relationship problems, causing our marriage to suffer. We contracted with Joan for a few sessions. Joan has a heart for people and a passion for what she is doing. Her friendly, yet professional manner of dealing with people is something which comes very naturally for her, something which immediately made us very comfortable with her and really impressed us. It was a pleasure for us to work alongside Joan.
    Ray & Susan
    Age 28 / 257