We all experience feelings of sadness, guilt, regret and anger at different times in our lives, due to bereavement or grief. Those feelings can sometimes become overwhelming and it is at these times that professional help can make all the difference.
A patient, understading and analytical approach, identifying the triggers for the feelings – which are often very deep-rooted – is the starting point to recovery. Everyone is different and counselling should take as long as necessary to help the individual to deal with his or her own particular issues so that they can begin to move forward and embrace the future with positivity.
I am Andrea Emmerson and I offer expert, qualified help for people who are struggling with bereavement and grief. I can give you effective ways of learning to cope with the stressors associated with loss and how to manage symptoms.
I work with the NHS to provide short-term therapy for their staff who seek support for their own emotional well-being.
I have worked as Counsellor for Ashgate Hospice in the Patient and Family Support Team. I work with Suicide Awareness, supporting people who have been affected by suicide or suicidal feelings. I help spread awareness by delivering 'Suicide Awareness' training courses across the country.
I also work with people who have been the victim of sexual abuse. Many people keep this a secret well into their adult life and find that the effects can be devastating, with feelings of anger, low self-esteem and trust issues.
I counsel people seeking support for work-related issues such as stress, low self-esteem depression and anxiety. Feeling stressed for a prolonged period of time can greatly affect your life, physically and mentally. You may have trouble sleeping and have a feeling of sadness. I can help you understand what may be the cause and give you ways to overcome it by understanding your triggers.
Patient listening combined with expert help. This is the Andrea Emmerson way.