Welcome to Safe Space Counselling
Hi, my name's Amy and I’m a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Lymm, Warrington, where I provide therapy in a relaxed and non-judgemental way.
My therapy experience covers a range of issues, including anxiety, low self-esteem, stress and depression. I specialise in helping people overcome their feelings of guilt, shame, anger and self-limiting beliefs. I also work with clients to heal from the damaging effects of complex family/relationship issues, past and present.
During my time as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I’ve worked extensively with:
I offer a free, no obligation, 20 minute telephone consultation so you can ask questions and check we're a good match.
Is Therapy Right for Me?
My therapy is about you being you, and me being me. We all have imperfections, insecurities, quirks and vulnerabilities, Safe Space Counselling welcomes and invites them all. Many believe that therapy is only for people who are suffering from a mental illness, but that's simply not true. We all have a desire to feel in control of our lives and be connected to what matters to us. Therapy can create that opportunity for you.
It can feel easier to ignore our problems and plough on – trust me, I’ve been there! But the reality is, we’re all subject to emotions and when they become unmanageable, the best thing to do is to get help. Overwhelming feelings of guilt, shame, self-doubt, anger and resentment can lead us to feeling stuck and stop us from realising our true, authentic selves. If recent events have got you feeling out of touch with who you really are, I'm here to help.
Whilst my counselling room is based in Lymm, the location is easily accessed from Altrincham, Warrington and Knutsford and I also offer both online and telephone counselling, if preferred.
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Lymm, Warrington, Altrincham, Cheshire.
Area of Specialisation
Sometimes, our efforts to put others' needs before our own can backfire, leaving us feeling undervalued and taken advantage of. We can exhaust ourselves trying to keep everyone else happy, but somehow find ourselves miserable and feeling insecure. I'm particularly skilled at helping clients work through this paradox. I help people overcome negative thought patterns, excessive worry and feelings of guilt so they can take control of their suffering and realise their full potential.
I’m also interested in helping people work though complex relationship issues. If you’re in, or recovering from, an unhealthy/toxic relationship, I can help you untangle what's happened so you can move forward. I’ve helped many clients process the effects of bullying, bereavement, divorce, affairs, controlling parents/spouses and domestic abuse.
Due to my studies in Compassion Focused Therapy, I have a particular interest in working with people who experience guilt, shame, self-criticism and low self-esteem. These feelings are not easily overcome without speaking with a therapist who understands the intricacies of these complex emotions. I can help identify root causes and strategies to lessen their effect. The impacts of loneliness, bereavement, bullying and other relationship issues can result in a lack confidence and self-worth. If undealt with, how we feel about ourselves can unintentionally lead to stress, anxiety, depression and anger. Safe Space Counselling is here to help reconnect you with the 'real you'.
Is Counselling for me?
We all struggle at times; life can get really tough. We’re affected by unwanted and unexpected circumstances outside our control and knowing how to respond to these situations can sometimes feel beyond us.
Through my own experience of counselling, I’ve learnt how beneficial a therapeutic relationship with a counsellor or psychotherapist can be to help overcome such difficulties. Exploring thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental, safe space can open up the opportunity for clarity. This clarity can bring about positive, ever-lasting changes in our lives and facilitates our growth towards being well-rounded and contented individuals. Whilst my therapeutic journey was challenging, the ongoing learning process provides me with the insight, perspective and tools to be able to help myself when I need it the most.