Counselling/Therapy in Madrid and online
Coming to see a therapist for the first time is often a daunting experience, but within a very short time people usually feel more comfortable and find it helpful as they begin to see their problems in a different light. People can have light bulb moments where they suddenly understand something that’s been troubling them for years. More usually there is a continuous process learning about how you operate in the world, and the effect this has on the people you meet. A counsellor, unlike friends or family, is not personally involved and can therefore be objective and nonjudgmental. Therapy helps with a variety of problems: major life transitions such as divorce, death of a loved one redundancy changing your occupation. All kinds of stress panic attacks, anxiety, and depression current or longstanding. All these problems can be explored and are often resolved over time. Deep seated childhood issues may emerge, which may have been contributing to current difficulties. 

Working through your problems can lead to a much more positive outlook, increased competence and confidence, feeling of lightness, even happiness. One person I worked with had a metaphor for this: It was like dropping a stitch while knitting a jumper; the whole garment came unravelled. But now I know how to pick up some dropped stitches, it’s not the end of the world like it used to be. Clients often become more positive in their outlook as the work continues, finding it easier to live and function in the world in a more enjoyable and self-empowered way. I work with people in a variety of ways choosing one which I think will suit them personally. I usually take a short history to begin during which the main issues start to emerge, and then I work to develop their awareness in a very supportive manner. I may work with their dreams, or use various props to make their problem come alive. I encourage and support the client to look at their pain, grief, anger, despair, fear or jealousy, but only when they feel ready to do this. After a while, when they have developed enough self-support, I may present challenges to them.

Please get in touch and we can see if I can help.

Mark Evans
609263311 tel or Whatsapp