West Coast CounsellingCatherine Ogier - Counselling & Supervision in Guernsey

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Counselling and Supervision in Guernsey - covering L'Eree, St Peter Port, and all other parishes

Does life feel like it's getting on top of you?

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Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again?

My name is Catherine Ogier and I am a qualified senior accreditated Counsellor and Supervisor with the National Counselling Society (NCS) working near St Peter Port, Guernsey. I am committed to providing counselling and supervision in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." Carl Jung

I work as a Counsellor with individuals from age 14 upwards, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am an experienced counsellor and whilst I believe I am working with you as a fellow human being and your unique reactions, some of the issues my previous clients have had difficulties with include:
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and other loss
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Anger issues
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Self confidence
  • Self Harm
  • Low self esteem
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Autism/Aspergers
  • Phobias
  • Addictions
    This is not an exhaustive list, so please do contact me regardless of whether what is happening for you is mentioned above.

    My counselling practice is discreetly situated near L' Eree, Guernsey and it is easily reachable from all parts of the Island, such as St Peter Port, St Sampsons, Castel and St Andrews. I also offer the option of Skype counselling.

    Please contact me for a free 30 minute initial meeting where we can meet at my office near L'Eree. We will briefly discuss what is happening in your life, what is causing your difficulties, and how we can work together. I look forward to hearing from you.

    PleaseCLICK HERE to see my location.

    Lessons from a Butterfly

    A man found the cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared in the cocoon; the man sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if the butterfly had gotten as far as it could, and it just could not go any further.

    So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly. He expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings, and it was never able to fly.

    What the man in his kindness and haste didn’t understand was that the restricting cocoon, and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved it’s freedom from the cocoon.

    Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been, and we would never fly.

    -Author Unknown-

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