Peacetalk Counselling


Person-Centred
Counselling

Edinburgh 

 

 


  My name is Charles Durning, and Peacetalk


  is my Edinburgh-based counselling practice.



  I hope the name 'Peacetalk' suggests something of


  the feel, and the focus of my practice - that I  offer


  a calm and  accepting space for the resolution of


  difficulty  through the simple medium of talking,


  and the understanding that arises from that.



It is my firm belief, grounded both in personal experience, and in my practice as a counsellor, that 


we each carry within us all that we need to live lives which are satisfying to us - but  that we may at


times need help to recognise and to utilize this capacity; especially if our connection to it has


been compromised - either through life experience or circumstance. 




Sometimes conversations with close friends


can be enough. But when difficulty is deep or


understanding scarce (and self-belief possibly


fragile), then counselling can offer a special kind


of conversation: one dedicated to the deepening


of understanding and to the mobilisation of our


inner resources - and so to the dissolution of 


barriers to growth and fulfillment.




These barriers can feel insurmountable - especially when we  are under stress, maybe facing new

challenges, or simply worn down by familiar ones. At such times the support offered by 

counselling can help us to engage our innate ability not just to cope, but to thrive - to find life.








  counselling can help you

  to hear your inner voice

- and trust what it

is saying




My aim as a Person-Centred counsellor is to nurture my client's own understanding


of themselves and their circumstances - and empower them to act from this position of


understanding.

 


I have found this approach to be highly effective with clients experiencing many kinds of


difficulty, including:


  

      

 anxiety, depression, panic attacks, loss of direction, grief and bereavement,



 childhood trauma, low self-esteem, eating problems and relationship issues.







My familiarity with the landscape, and the

trajectory of self-recovery, comes from over 20

years experience in personal growth and support

work - including body work (Chi Gong) and

meditation - alongside my formal counselling

training and practice.


Consequently as well as insight, I am able to

offer my clients relaxation and mindfulness

techniques - particularly beneficial  to those

experiencing stress, anxiety or depression.
 
 

I hope that the pages of this website give sufficient

idea of my practice for you to sense whether it

might be helpful to you.



If you feel that it might, then please contact me to

arrange an introductory session.