Heather Grace Bond
I am Heather and I have been working therapeutically with adults and young people since 2010 when I began teaching meditation. In my personal life, I've been thrown many curve balls, some of which I've dealt with better than others. In the process, I've learned how to hold hope for a brighter future. Some of the 'downs' of life have taken me to some dark places and yet here I am, somehow stronger than before.
Having faced a number of life-changing events and lived to tell the tale, it is my privilege to work as a counsellor and offer support to those who are facing their own difficulties.
I am Nicola and I have lived through many ups and downs in life. I am still (just!) in one piece and I have a loving family with a crazy dog.
I was once told ‘this too will pass’ and I have found the difficulties in my own life have done so. However I could not do it alone, as it felt too tough a journey to be on. Looking back today, I am glad I had a counsellor to listen to me and support me throughout my journey.
You may feel as I did - overloaded, confused and questioning 'why?'
During the process of training as a counsellor back in 2007 and then subsequently entering counselling myself, I started the process of looking at some of my internal struggles which up until that point I hadn’t realised were affecting me as much as they had been. The counselling process undoubtedly had a profound, life-changing effect on me, which still stays with me even now.
Therefore I know it can feel daunting, terrifying actually to look inside, so I’m always very mindful when working with someone for the first time what a brave step it takes to make that appointment, but forever hopeful you will get a fulfilling and ultimately liberating experience as I once did.