Offshore Counselling Support

Are you looking for a Offshore Counsellor?

Working offshore can be extremely stressful. Who can totally understand what it is really like working offshore ? Being away for long periods, working under intense pressure in a male dominated industry. Where a moment lapse in concentration can have life changing consequences. 

Therefore H&S is taken so seriously as a result it is one of the safer industries in the U.K Everything is scrutinised to prevent disasters like Piper Alpha ever happening again. 

Fatalities are very rare but it still happens, mental health is still a silent killer. People still work and suffer in silence because they don’t  know how or who to speak to! 

So as an Accredited Counsellor I know what you are going through. I have worked and spent time offshore. I have spoken to men while working on the oil rig about their problems and I understand when people  say to me they struggle to open up and speak to someone at work. The norm is to put your personal issues aside ( Man Up ) and carry on as normal but  unfortunately the truth is some people can’t, they find their breaking point. 

These are some issues that are very common in the offshore industry. 

Are you regularly going offshore with personal issues?

Has your relationship broken down?

Someone close to you has fallen terminally ill?

Are you feeling the Intense pressure and losing control in your job but can say it? 

Have you lost your confidence because something has happened to you while being offshore?

Have you been traumatised by a major incident offshore but feel you are unable to speak about it? 

You may or may not have had any therapy before, but as your counsellor you will be given the space and time to talk. I believe everyone is different, you will have the freedom to say what is on your mind without feeling you are being judged. 

I would like to help you get some control back in your life and not feel things in life are controlling you. 

Overcoming anger with counselling

Do you have a short temper? Have you noticed your anger is getting more and more out of control? The rage inside is exploding without you having the time to think about, what it is you are saying or doing?

Small little triggers are setting you off, it is beginning to affect relationships with the people in your life? Have you tried talking to someone ? Are they are to listen and really understanding how you are feeling. but they don’t’ know how to help you.

Maybe, you experienced a personal loss but never had a chance for closure and the pain carries on. Anger comes easily when we feel hurt physically or emotionally. People cite a lack of self-worth, being misunderstood or not listened to. These feelings can lead to pent up frustration which turn into uncontrollable outbursts, before the person is overcome with shame.

People are unaware that anger is a secondary emotion and we use it to protect a vulnerable part of ourselves from being hurt. Counselling can help you explore what is really making you feel angry and support you with any pain, shame or abuse you may be suppressing.

If we can visualise anger as an iceberg: what we can see is the tip but what is really going on below could be a number of issues that have built up over time.

For example, clients who choose to work with me, have reported that they find peace and awareness through our working relationship. This is because they feel they have gained back control of their emotions rather than letting their emotions control them.

You deserve to be at peace and feel safe. If there is one positive choice you can make today for certain, it would be seeking help through counselling.

Coping with depression through counselling

According to the Office for National Statistics, depression is among the most common types of mental disorders experienced by adults in Great Britain. In fact, around 1 in 10 before the Covid-19 pandemic, but this has since more than doubled to over 2 in 5 adults. 

Depression can affect people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness to losing interest in the things they used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Do you continually feeling low and stuck with your emotions or unable to move forward? Maybe you have been to the doctor for help and been stuck on medication for quite some time.

Unfortunately, medication only temporarily masks the pain and after some time the body builds resistance to the medication, which means increasing the dosage to become effective again. Many of my clients tell me that they were referred to counselling by their GP because they saw how increasing the dosage is not a solution. Instead many of my clients have even reported that taking medication alongside counselling sessions has helped them to lift from this feeling of being stuck.  

In counselling, you will work together with your counsellor in your therapy sessions. For example, I support each individual to explore their thoughts and what they can do to change their behaviour. It is important to feel that your counsellor will remain by your side with no judgement throughout your transitions of ups and downs. 

Are you ready to plant some positive change back into your life? Consider speaking to your GP about seeking counselling.

How counselling helps anxiety

Is being anxious always on your mind? Do you have this continuous uncomfortable feeling in the pit of your stomach?

Maybe you have experienced one or more of these symptoms: shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, numbness, hot and cold flushes, and the tightening of your chest. 

Perhaps you also keep asking yourself, “What if this?” or “What if that?” and they are affecting your behaviour. Better to do nothing you may think, but it stops you from moving forward or making a decision seems to be much harder. Then the cycle starts all over again.

Anxiety can make you feel trapped and make you struggle to build relationships at work or on a personal level. It can stop you from coping with daily tasks to the point where things are building up all around you.

By having a safe space and the chance to talk, you can find a way to overcome your anxiety and live a more self-assured and positive life. 

Counselling is a good way to help you to break this cycle and give you hope that you can break down the fear you may fear. For example, in my role as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I will not only understand how you are feeling but I can also help you uncover the causes so that you can free yourself. I listen without judgement whilst always being honest with you so that you can freely express your thoughts and feelings.

You deserve to be happy and feel safe. If there is one sure positive choice you can make today, you could consider seeking help.