They come from all walks of life – rich and poor, young and old, single and in couples. They bring with them a range of concerns, including abuse, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, post-traumatic or work-related stress, problems with relationships or sexuality.
Some have suicidal thoughts, others are struggling with separation or divorce. I talk to individuals about their phobias, fears, and conflicts.
I counsel some on eating disorders, or substance misuse, while others need to talk about spiritual struggles and a life that has lost its direction.