Light and the Load
Many people find it challenging, embarrassing and exhausting when possessions collected or inherited over the years encroach into their space, relationships, life and world. This can cause stress, guilt, shame, anxiety, deep distress and a feeling of being trapped. In time it can contribute to social isolation, health and safety issues, family problems and housing disputes. The trouble may not just be about everything being held onto, but also with bringing more and more things into the home.
Hoarding or clutter within the home and mind can seem overwhelming and often people don’t know where to start or how to ask for help.
This is where we come in...
Together we have 18 years experience in counselling and over 10 years experience supporting people with hoarding and clutter issues including running regular peer self help support groups. The insight we have gained from working with people with hoarding or clutter and in our support groups, has helped us learn about the deep sensitivities faced and the importance for the person to be given full empowerment over their own process of letting go, emotionally, mentally and physically.
Do you or do you know anyone who relates?
Our aim is to work together to find resolve in reducing your clutter or hoarding, supporting your own end goal and ensuring your independence and comfort.
- For some people, direction and strategies are wanted to help sort, categorise, clear or remove items.
- For others, counselling and/or holding space for the deep emotional stressors are what’s needed.
- For others its motivation, coaching and routine organisation that’s most helpful.
And for many it involves a combination of all of these problem-solving supports.
We have seen many different homes affected by clutter, hoarding and squalor and recognise that most people feel embarrassed or ashamed and consequently haven’t had anyone come to their home for a long time. We understand this and come from a very non-judgmental approach. Unless requested, we won’t touch your things as we recognise that they may hold intrinsic value and our role is to work side by side with you every step of the way, without taking over.
We offer an initial 90 minute consultation to ascertain an achievable tailor made goal and if we’re the right match for you. Then we can work together on a plan which may include outreach physical support (where we come out to your home), Skype, phone sessions or counselling support from our therapy rooms. For more information on our services please visit our services page.
Please look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us.