How counselling helps.

Online counselling. How Ex-pat counselling can help. Brian Dennis counselling.


Counselling can bring reality and self-awareness of emotions and feelings that the clients have. That knowledge can then be used to improve clients' own satisfaction and enjoyment of their lives.


If a desired future is affected by past events and experiences, we can work towards understanding and resolution of those past events.

The future can be changed from what it might have been; the past is fixed - it has happened. Acceptance of the past can be important.


I work in the belief that people can attain and maintain autonomy over their lives, enabling them to make their best decisions for themselves - not feeling that they should bounce from one problem to the next, either their own or of others.


Counselling will help you to understand the underlying reasons why you may be using negative thoughts and behavior which you may have learnt in the past - some of which are not useful or appropriate in the present. It will also give ideas of the more enjoyable life that may be available.


Counselling brings awareness, reality and knowledge to anger, confusion, anxiety and depression. It can be fun and laughter, joy, understanding, bringing a sense of knowledge and clarity to problems which may have built up over a long time. It can also be hard mental effort, working towards a better appreciation of your current situation and a future way of living in this wonderful world.


Mental conflict of any kind can often be helped by understanding where it originated. Realising how past problems are really affecting you now, and why, can enable real solutions to real issues. If you are living your current life according to rules or habits which originated a long time ago, you may be unknowingly discontent with the result.


Understanding a problem may be the solution just by itself. Working with that understanding, with clarity and reality, to bring a new viewpoint to life can  be the big improvement you wish.


For a prompt appointment, call or text: UK 07757 233386. I may be with a client, or otherwise occupied, in which case please leave a message with your contact number. I will respond promptly. Or email: info@counsellingexeter.co.uk    Or use the contact page to send me an email.