Anne Pilling

Restore Harmony for a Happy Life

"Make your own recovery the first priority in your life”. 

Robin Norwood 

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a confidential relationship, developing over time, based upon trust and respect. Although the reasons which bring people to counselling are varied, what is common is that people seeking help often feel distressed, confused, unhappy and sometimes blocked by the negative emotions of anger, resentments or fears. 

Counselling aims to investigate the problems of your life in a non-judgmental and confidential way; explore your needs and concerns; and enables you to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Our relationship will help you to feel 'contained' and therefore safe to confront the difficulties that have brought you to this place in your life now. You determine the content of the work.

In entering into a counselling relationship, you are acknowledging the desire for a different and more enriched life.  In the initial session, we will be able to clarify the areas that you want us to cover together. All sessions are on a one to one basis.  

My Role

My role is to help each individual to connect with their inner resources and look at ways to identify and work through a process of ‘unblocking’.  This can be achieved through a change of attitudes, thought processes and perspectives. By exploring the roots of our problems, we develop the emotional awareness needed to heal. Changing old destructive patterns of behaviour can ultimately lead to feelings of peace and harmony and remove the stress. 

My role is NOT to tell you what to do or to make decisions for you.  Through our work together, you will find yourself able and ready to make the right choices to suit your own particular needs and feel confident about putting these decisions into practice in your everyday life. Difficulties and crises can become opportunities for growth and positive turning points in your life. 

“Why am I afraid to tell you who I am? 
I am afraid to tell you who I am because, if I tell you who I am, you may not like who I am, and that is all that I have.”  

John Powell. 

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