Counselling, also known as a 'talking therapy', can provide a safe, confidential and non judgmental space which allows you to explore your life and make sense of what you are feeling, whilst being supported by an experienced therapist.
My aim during our counselling partnership is to empower you to take ownership of the sessions, to let you navigate where you want to go. Although this may feel scary or overwhelming, I feel that this approach can be very empowering and can help you to find a solution that works best for you. I never make promises that I will heal or fix you, you are not broken. However, I can promise that I will hear you, that I will be by your side and help you unpack what is holding you back or holding you in a place of stuckness, and encourage you to heal yourself within the safe space of our relationship. My role as a counsellor is not to tell you what to do, but through support and gentle challenging it can enable you to gain a greater understanding of yourself and how you are in relationships.
Confusion, loneliness and helplessness are often feelings that affect people on a daily basis and also affect those around us. Sometimes, friends and family are enough to help us through; at other times we may need some extra support. Counselling is about helping you look at these issues and to explore ways forward; this maybe helping you resolve them or finding new ways of coping. Talking to a counsellor can help you gain an understanding as to why things feel as they do and to find new ways of coping in order that you can feel more in control of your future. It can take time, but can be done at your own pace. Making the decision to see a counsellor can be a turning point and can make a significant difference to the way you are feeling. For some people opening up about things that are affecting them can prove challenging or even painful, particularly early on during the process. In this instance, attending counselling on a regular basis, even when it feels difficult, often proves valuable, enabling thoughts and feelings to be worked through.
Whether it's concerns about the future, perhaps you are looking at making some difficult decisions, coping with what's happening now, or dealing with past experiences, counselling can provide personal support and a new insight.
Are you struggling to know what to do next?
This is up to you. You never know unless you try.... and only you can decide. Counselling is there for anyone who is facing difficult times, needing support or guidance or just needing someone to talk to, you do not need to be facing a crisis.
We can arrange an initial meeting at a mutually convenient time and day to give us the chance to get to know each other. Here you'll have the opportunity to explain what you'd like to gain from counselling, to ask me questions about how I work and to see if you feel comfortable with me. It is so important that the counsellor you work with 'gets you'. It is also allows me the chance to check that I am able to offer you the help that you need.
There is no obligation to proceed, but if we both feel it is right, we will arrange a either weekly counselling session using the online platform Zoom, or face to face; sessions are usually at the same time on the same day each week, and will be for 50 minutes.
Since the arrival of Covid-19 Online Therapy has really taken off. Millions of people are recognising and embracing the flexibility of working online with their therapist; who no longer has to be 'local' to them.
Online Therapy offers a safe option to access counselling.
As long as you can sit in a safe, private space during your sessions, therapy has now become even more flexible to fit around your lifestyle. Whether this is in the comfort of your own home, a private office space at work or even sitting in your car!
If you're unsure whether this is right for you, get in touch and we can explore your concerns together.
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Costs Initial meeting £60 (approx 1hr) Further sessions £60 for 50 mins Young persons (13-18 yrs) £60 for 50 mins Couples £75 for 1 hour
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