Libby Webber, counsellor
Thank you for visiting my website. I offer a confidential professional counselling service to individuals aged 16 and upwards.
You may be struggling with self-doubt, anxiety, workplace stress, emotional difficulties or a sense of being stuck in a rut or disenchanted with life in general. It may be something else you just can’t put your finger on right now.
Counselling can help you untangle some of these problems, gaining perspective, acceptance and a renewed sense of engagement with life. It can help you feel you’re back in control of your life.
Here in these pages, you’ll find more information about my background and the way I work, as well as a blog with ideas and suggestions for emotional wellbeing. If you have any questions about whether counselling might be right for you, please contact me to arrange an initial consultation (a free of charge 10-minute phone-call or Zoom) or to book a first session.
Counselling in the age of Covid
COVID-19 has taught us all a great deal, some good some not so good. What I’ve learned is that online counselling and coaching – which is how I’m working for the time being – is a really helpful way of working for many people, and not just because it keeps everyone safe. It’s also convenient, environmentally-friendly and just as effective as face to face work. I’ve written a blog post here where you can read more about online counselling.
‘A new journey starts with a single step’
We’ve all been there – stuck in a rut, unsure which path to take, as life rushes past on every side; or feeling anxious and fed-up, but powerless to change things. We know we need to do something about it, but what and how?
At times like this, making changes can feel like an impossible task and it’s often difficult to know where and how to start.
If all that sounds familiar, then please be assured that there is something you can do to begin the process of making things better – talking things through with a counsellor.
How does counselling help?
The counselling approach I take focuses on helping you get ‘unstuck’ from difficult feelings and experiences, and moves you towards a more positive place. Even achieving small changes can make a big difference to the way you feel.
Taking active steps in line with the personal values that are most important to you can help you to resolve problems such as:
- low self-esteem or self-confidence
- being ‘stuck’ with problems that seem impossible to resolve
- coming to terms with change
- understanding what ‘makes you tick’
- exploring worries about mortality and the ‘meaning of life’
- learning new ‘skills for life’, such as assertiveness or time and stress-management
- identifying unhelpful or damaging patterns of behaviour and implementing more positive ones, such as anger management techniques.
Taking the first step
If you’d like to arrange a brief no-obligation chat on the phone, please drop me a line via my contact page . I can usually book an appointment within about a week, but at busy times it can be a little longer.