My name is Clare Elliot and I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Person Centred Psychotherapist/Counsellor providing face to face counselling and therapy within Biggar, Lanarkshire and online and telephone counselling to clients throughout the whole of the UK. I offer counselling to adults 18 years +, young people and children (aged 11 years – 18 years).
What brings you here?
Are you looking for ways of managing a challenging situation in your life, or uncomfortable feelings? Are you struggling with a particular aspect of your life or are things that have happened in the past on your mind and upsetting you in your present?
Are you finding it difficult to manage the daily demands of your life? Do you have a general feeling of being dissatisfied with yourself, others or your life?
I offer counselling to people who are looking for ways of managing uncomfortable emotions or difficult situations in their lives, struggling with certain aspects of life, or maybe just all of it ….
Counselling is an also an option for people who wish to attend to their self care and general well being and support their emotional health and promote their personal growth.
Is Counselling an option?
There is sometimes an assumption that counselling is only for people who have mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression or a serious mental health condition) and that a person has to be in crisis before counselling may be considered as an option of help.
Counselling is an option for anyone who feels talking to a trained and skilled listener might be helpful. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space that’s just for you, to talk about the things you want to talk about.
Counsellors – skilled helpers who really listen to you …..
Have you ever spoken to a family member, friends or other person in your life about a problem to be told that they have experienced that too, or to be given advice to fix the problem? I know from experience that this can feel really frustrating, dismissing and can even put us off from talking to others about how we are really feeling. I also know how good it feels to be really listened to by another person.
Counsellors are trained to really listen to how things are for you, and to work with you to find your own answers to your problems. You will not be told what to do, offered advice or told about what I did when that happened to me. You will be listened to, your thoughts, feelings and situation will be respected, you will be offered feedback and I will strive to gain a deep understanding of how things are for you so together we can work through whatever is going on for you.