counselling cheshire

Have you been struggling with an issue for some time, which won’t go away?  Could counselling help you?

Judith Franklin
Maybe you feel overwhelmed by your problems, but don’t want to burden family or friends with your concerns? Sometimes, just knowing that you have someone to talk to on a regular basis, can help you through difficult times in your life. I offer a safe, therapeutic space where you can off-load whatever is on your mind.  I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor who is also accredited and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My counselling service is available to adults over 18, couples and older people, at my rooms in Bowdon, near Altrincham, Cheshire. These are centrally located and easily accessible from Manchester and North Cheshire, including Wilmslow, Knutsford and Lymm.

No issue is too small or trivial if it is affecting your ability to cope with every day life.

COUNSELLING FOR MID-LIFE AND BEYOND

If you are 40+, you may be experiencing stress and anxiety due to some of the following issues:

  • bereavement 
  • caring for close relatives,
  • family problems,
  • ill-health, 
  • mid-life crisis,
  • menopause, 
  • workplace stress
  • relationship issues

If you can identify with any of the above and feel that your anxiety and stress are out of control, or are worried that you might have depression, counselling can help you to find positive coping mechanisms, which will improve your confidence and self esteem.

Through both personal and professional experience, I have become particularly interested in working with issues around mid-life and beyond. Mid-life (40-50) is often a time when we have to cope with multiple issues and maybe:

  • Feel weighed down by conflicting responsibilities for children and older relatives
  • Experience relationship difficulties
  • Go through mid-life crisis
  • Have employment issues eg workplace stress,       bullying, or redundancy
As we get older, we may have to adjust to:

  • living with ill-health,
  • caring for a loved one
  • living alone following bereavement

All of the above can cause stress, which may lead to long-term anxiety and depression if positive coping mechanisms are not in place.

As an accredited registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I abide by their ethical framework.

Giving yourself permission to seek help is the first step towards taking positive action!

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Testimonials

“Judith provided a great environment for us to discuss our relationship and resolve issues. The impact has been profound and we also have the safety net of returning to Judith if needs be, in the future” – (S and L)

“This was my introduction to therapy having never received counselling before and I found the sessions to be of tremendous personal benefit. I felt comfortable enough to be completely honest from the beginning and within a matter of weeks the effects were noticable not only to myself but to the people around me. The treatment I received helped me to work on a lot of issues and I feel better than I have done in a very long time. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to receive counselling” – (A)

Judith listened carefully, guided me and helped me structure my thoughts. Thanks to her, I was able to regain confidence, understand my feelings and regain control over my emotions. (A)

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