Helga Moore Counselling in Cardiff

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Human Givens Counselling and Therapy in Cardiff

Is your head full of difficult, muddled, confusing thoughts endlessly circling and interfering with your sleep?

Do you feel overwhelmed by intense emotions uncertain how to manage them and feel safe, balanced and in control again?

Are you struggling to make sense of sudden unexpected, or inevitable changes with a loss of direction and meaning in your life?

Counselling may be exactly what you need right now to help with these and many more difficulties you may be experiencing.

My name is Helga Moore and I have been a practising counsellor for 19 years the last 7 working in Cardiff as a Human Givens Therapist.

I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work with adults, children and couples 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.

We all have essential emotional needs for security, control, connection, intimacy, attention, achievement, status, privacy and meaning. Sometimes we find it difficult to get all our needs met in balance and we are unable to use our innate mental resources to help us achieve this. Often we misuse our imagination and become over emotional so that we are unable to see clearly how to move forward, make the necessary changes and feel happy and fulfilled again.
There are many reasons why this can happen. You may have experienced a huge change, a traumatic loss, or unfair treatment in a relationship, in childhood, or at work. Talking through your experiences can be incredibly healing, developing new perspectives, clarity of understanding and a new sense of direction and hope. It also offers you the time and space to learn new ways of understanding mental health and what you can do to change the way you feel, think and behave.

To find out more about what counselling can do for you visit my About Counselling page. Or if you would like to know more about my work as a counsellor visit my About me page.

My areas of counselling specialism

I am based in Cardiff working as a experienced counsellor and supervisor offering counselling and Human Givens Therapy to adults and children who have difficulties with :

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Working with Children
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Panic Attacks
  • Flashbacks
  • Dissociation
  • Self harm
  • Anger
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Psychotic episodes

    My counselling therapy practice is within easy reach of Cardiff, Newport and Bridgend situated just off junction 32 on the M4. Click here to view map. I also offer counselling by Skype if preferred.

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  • Thoughts for the month

    Rules, structure, boundaries - why do we need them? Do they give order and safety, or limit freedom and creativity? Can we be allowed to decide individually where the line is, or do we need to be told by family, friends, the government, work, external systems how to behave and what is permitted or not? Without “law and order” would chaos rule and we all devolve to our most base nature, or might there be a way to work together co-operatively with kindness self imposing individual limits to protect self and others? If we are offered no autonomy do we either resist, moving towards rebellious anarchy, or accept, becoming desensitised automatons? Might there be something different from either the selfish drive of capitalism, or the dream of equality through communism?

    I have just returned from a holiday in India where I was stimulated, startled, and amazed by the differences I encountered on every level. The vibrant colours, heat, smells, extremes in levels of wealth, mixture of cultures, and religions bombarded my senses constantly. But perhaps the most surprising and revealing difference to me was my experience of travelling on the roads.

    My son has travelled in Asia many times and was confident to ride a scooter with myself as passenger on the back. The first time we set off and joined the explosion of movement I was more terrified than I have ever felt in my entire life. Hundreds of scooters carrying two or three passengers, children squeezed between parents on the way to school, old ladies in saris riding side saddle, bicycles, rick shaws, lorries, buses, stray dogs, goats, cows and buffaloes, moving peacefully, with speed or with ponderous patience in any and every direction. Everyone beeping to announce their presence, but never with aggression or anger. It was a truly remarkable experience which opened my eyes to a completely different way of being. After the first initial shock I simply let go and trusted my son in his understanding of a very different system than the western rules which we so blindly accept. Whereas driving here might seem ordered and simple, so much so that we can drive for many miles on automatic pilot oblivious to where we are or what we are passing, in India everyone is completely alert while also relaxed, and continually checking every direction noticing who is present and what is happening around them. There is order in the “chaos”, an ability and indeed a need to be totally in the moment experiencing life as it happens in each second. And so there seem to be very few collisions despite the intensity of traffic. There seems to be a mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance of other people's needs, speed and direction. This to me seems a wonderfully liberating and refreshing model to consider in how we live here and the purpose and value of our rules and regulations. Do we need to be controlled so tightly by others, or can we trust each other enough to live together more freely and creatively? Food for thought - travel definitely broadens the mind!

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