At various times in our lives, we all encounter challenges and experience unhappy periods. Sometimes the challenges are so great, or so many, that we may feel confused and overwhelmed. You may believe you are simply ‘stuck’ with how you think, feel or behave. Nothing could be further from the truth! At such times people may rely on friends and whilst this can be enormously helpful, friends, by their very nature, cannot be unbiased and do not have the expertise of a professional. At such times, counselling from a professional counsellor who is unbiased and empathic can help find the way forward. Counselling and therapy can enable you to understand why you think, feel, or behave, as you do; how it originated and most importantly what you can do to change it. The purpose of counselling is for the counsellor to help you to help yourself. I will not tell you what to do, and you will always be encouraged to make your own choices. I may however help you examine a full range of options, and discuss the pros and cons of each, so you can make a more informed decision.