Unsure about the next step in your life? Feeling depressed, alone or stuck in a relationship that’s seems to be going nowhere? Step family issues? Need some support getting through?
Hi. I’m Graeme Armstrong, and I offer counselling in a confidential, nonjudgmental, safe and friendly environment. I work according to the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I’ve been a counsellor now for over 15 years, and work with individuals, couples, and families. I worked as a Relate counsellor and clinical supervisor for 15 years, including Children’s Centres and GP surgeries.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is mindful counselling?
Mindful counselling is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness. It is a very popular approach that can be extremely beneficial for people who are stressed, anxious or suffering from mood related issues.
Does mindfulness work?
Mindfulness can be extremely helpful in helping focus your mind both on the immediate present and you as a person, your presence. This process, with practice, allows you to recognise the distraction and the wanderings of the mind as just thoughts and not reality.
What can mindfulness do for me?
As you practice mindfulness techniques you will realise how your mood is impacted on by your thoughts. Once you learn to accept your thoughts as simply thoughts and locate yourself as a more embodied person, you will begin to achieve a sense of increased wellbeing and calm.