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Tel: 0794 9822 154

About Leyla Swan Counselling and Therapy Services in Southwater, Horsham, and other areas of West Sussex

Many people seek counselling at some point in their lives. It may be at a time of sudden change such as a bereavement, the end of a relationship, being made redundant and in recent times trying to navigate the recent pandemic. Others may suffer anxiety, confusion or depression for no understandable reason or have recognised a repeating pattern of maladaptive behaviours that are impacting on their interpersonal relationships. And for some it may be some difficulty in finding a sense of meaning or direction in their lives. Whatever the situation, it can cause feelings of isolation and unhappiness which can influence not only emotional wellbeing but physical well being.

It is at these difficult times when facing personal crisis many of us welcome having the time and space to talk things over with an understanding and objective outsider.

A counsellor is experienced and trained to listen to what is being said about your personal problems and assists in helping you explore and clarify your thoughts and feelings to give you an insight and understanding to your problems.

A counsellor will help to explore the issues from your point of view and will provide a safe, confidential and non- judgemental environment.

The right environment is an important aspect of building a trusting relationship with your counsellor and for you to find your own answers to your difficulties and issues. It is also an opportunity to work out how to be more understanding and accepting of yourself and how to build on personal strengths, gain a stronger sense of self and therefore continue your personal growth.

Successful personal development can result in an improved ability to;

Overcome personal difficulties and identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thinking that cause emotional distress
Have more fulfilling and flexible relationships
Be more creative and less open to suggestion
Gain control in making appropriate decisions or life changes that are right for you

When choosing a counsellor/psychotherapist, you need to know that you are turning to someone who is professional, externally verified, and works to a high standard and is bound to work within an ethical framework.
Leyla Swan and her associates have many years of training and work experience between them. They are accredited members of the BACP (British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors) and have also worked within the NHS as Psychological Therapists in Primary care. Therefore you have absolute peace of mind that you have chosen to work with well trained professionals and that you are in safe hands.