Understanding your own story gives you
the power to change it
Before I began work with Brooke, I felt stuck in a serious rut of constant over thinking, over analysing, fear about my future and constant worry – it was literally debilitating in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. Having recently started a business, money worries were now added into the mix and my head felt like a constant clutter, swirling at a million miles an hour. All I could see ahead of me was failure and it was terrifying!
I felt scared and filled with doubt about spending money on counselling. What if it didn’t actually work for me? How could I possibly tell a total stranger about my life and struggles? How could someone who knew nothing about me help me? The first day I stood at her front door, I felt petrified. I almost turned around and walked back to my car but THANK GOODNESS I didn’t.
I’m now so proud of that day I first walked through her door, because it changed EVERYTHING for me. Brooke was instantly so easy to talk to, relaxed and calm in her approach and even in our 1st session (of 4) I felt total relief that a sense of HOPE could be returned to my life. I was able to open up to her in a way that I simply could not do with loved ones, for fear I was burdening them or causing them to worry about me.
The 4 sessions I took with Brooke really helped me because it changed my way of thinking, coping and how I was dealing with things. Brooke was not emotionally involved with me, so I felt freedom to tell her EVERYTHING, things I’d struggled to share with anyone else before. She lifted a huge burden from my shoulders in creating a safe and really comfortable place to talk freely. She restored my confidence in being able to make good decisions and move forward again with my life.
There was never any judgement on anything, as she understood fully all of the reasons why I was feeling so bad about my life, she helped me to understand and see a different way of thinking about my past. She gently dug deep, through levels I did not even know existed within me and uncovered things from my past that were unresolved and holding me back. She simply led me to an understanding of my life that I know for certain I could never have unravelled on my own.
I would absolutely recommend Brooke without hesitation, because I know 100%, she changed everything for me and had I not sought her help, I think I was heading for a breakdown and possibly would have lost my business as well as my sanity.
To say my counselling with Brooke has been life changing, almost does not explain fully enough just how powerful her expertise is. I can never thank you enough Brooke.
Female client, Dec 2019
Unresolved anger will have a huge negative impact on your life.
Anger often follows trauma and trauma can be anything that caused emotional upset in your life. Loss through bereavement, marriage breakdown, job loss, relationship breakdown, childhood memories and adolescent challenges are all forms of trauma.
If the trauma is not processed you could see it seeping out into your life a lot.
Anger and trauma will often cause addictive behaviours with thinking, drugs, food, poor relationships, alcohol and so on. It is vital that the trauma is brought to the surface to allow you to live a life of peace and joy.
Now, group therapy may not always be the way forward as there can be a tendency to over share leaving yourself vulnerable or not to be heard at all. The most powerful way to deal with trauma is on a 1-1 as you are safe, there is no judgement and you can explore deep emotions that cause pain.
Anger holds people back and gets in the way of success, positive connections and can cause cognitive distortions. If you want to discuss anger or your experience of dealing with an angry person please reach out. Help is never too far away and with help comes hope!
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