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Confidential and Supportive

Psychotherapeutic Counselling,

Couples Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy


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Maggie Hardy

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Welcome to Open Minds

At Open Minds we understand how difficult it can be for people to take that first courageous step to seek counselling support. We hope that the information on these pages will help you learn a little more about our counsellors and the services we offer, as well as how counselling might be able to support you through your emotional difficulties.


Life can often be extremely stressful or disappointing and we all experience difficulties from time to time. Emotional difficulties are often associated with specific events such as relationship difficulties, the loss of a loved one, ill health or even problems at work. However, feelings of emptiness, loneliness or failure without any apparent cause can also weigh us down and stop us from being able to move forward in our lives.


Exploring your feelings and your life experiences with a counsellor who is professionally trained can help you to make sense of the problems you are experiencing. It can also help you understand the meaning of your feelings and way of being, so that you can achieve greater control and balance in your life.


Our aim is to provide you with the space, time and encouragement to explore whatever issues are troubling you. We offer a therapeutic approach that is non-judgmental, caring and supportive, where you will be valued and understood. Most of all, we offer you the space to be yourself and the opportunity to discover new and positive ways to resolve your problems and achieve a more fulfilling and balanced life.

The problems we can help with

Our counsellors have considerable experience of helping people who are suffering many diferent types of emotional distress. Some of these are: 

  • Anxiety                     
  • Alcohol Addiction            
  • Bullying
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Disappointed with Life
  • Depression
  • Drug Dependancy
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Feeling Angry
  • Feelings of Failure
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Financial Stress
  • Gambling Problems
  • HIV+
  • Lacking Confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Long Term Illness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Panic Attacks
  • Physical Abuse
  • Relationship Problems
  • Redundancy
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Unable to Cope
  • Unable to Move On
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Workplace Stress


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