Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness. 
BrenĂ© Brown 
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. 
Carl R. Rogers 
However good we are, however correctly we seek to lead our lives, tragedies do occur. We can blame others, look for justification, imagine how our lives would have been different without them. But none of that matters: they have happened, and that is that. From this point on, it is necessary that we review our own lives, overcome fear, and begin the process of reconstruction. 
Carl R. Rogers 
We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed. 
Carl R. Rogers 
Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. 
Oscar Wilde 
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision services in the Stockport and Manchester areas 
My name is Rebecca Kennedy and you are welcome to my website. Finding a counsellor can be a bewildering process and I hope that these pages will help you to decide whether I can offer the kind of counselling which will be beneficial to you or to someone you know. 
Deciding to have counselling takes courage. It may be that the issues or anxieties you are experiencing are things which you have not shared with any else. A good therapeutic relationship between the client and the counsellor is very important in helping to bring about the positive change you need to improve your life. So it matters that you choose someone who is right for you and with whom you make a positive connection. 
I take a humanistic and Person Centred approach to counselling, meaning that the sessions are client-led. It is your space, and you bring to it whatever you choose. 
I offer a confidential, safe place where you are heard. I give you time to explore problem areas in your life within a non-judgemental, open and trusting relationship. This can help you to find resolutions and develop coping strategies. 
You may wish to contact me first to discuss your concerns. Then, if you decide that counselling is for you, you can make an appointment for a first session, where together we can decide your goal. 
It may be that you are experiencing difficulties around stressful or traumatic life events, and counselling can be a way of working out how to move forward. You may, for example, be experiencing a painful loss or bereavement, separation, divorce, redundancy. Perhaps you feel you have low self-esteem or are lacking in confidence or are struggling with addiction. Sometimes we all need privacy and space to find a resolution to a situation, and to gain confidence in our ability to manage our own challenges in the future. 
Whatever difficulties you may be facing, counselling can be an effective and long-lasting way of dealing with them. For an initial chat please give me a call on 07539 393 686 or fill out the form on the contact me page. 
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