There are times in your life when you can find yourself feeling anxious or low, this can happen gradually over time or suddenly after an event.
I will listen to your individual experience with empathy to understand what life is like for you. Offering a safe, non-judgemental confidential space to talk and feel heard. It may seem embarrassing or painful to talk about what’s been happening.
I trained and use a Person-centred (talking) approach. I believe in building a trusting relationship where change can happen by understanding and accepting who you are and how you would like to be. As a registered member of the BACP the way I work is shaped by their ethical framework and commitment to clients.
Counselling could help you cope with problems such as:
- Domestic abuse
- Childhood abuse
- Life stages and transitions
- Gender issues
- Sexuality identity
- Sexual abuse
- Negative childhood experiences
- Low self-esteem
- Low confidence
- Work worries
- Grief and loss
All sessions last approximately 50 minutes, I kindly ask for payment before your first session. Following sessions can be paid by BACS, Contactless by Card or phone by the end of the session. I can provide a receipt and invoice if you wish.
My general working hours are 10 am to 7 pm Monday to Thursday, but when you Book a session you will be able to see my live availability. There may be times when I am unable to take on new clients but offer a waiting list.
- I am insured for both public and professional liability
- I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for GDPR purposes
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What is counselling and how could it help you?
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk to me, as a trained professional, about your issues and concerns. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you. I can help you explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.
Sessions take place in regular weekly appointments. In most cases, it takes several sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, so how many appointments you have will depend on your individual circumstances.
Because of the commitment needed we will jointly agree on the frequency and number of sessions that are right for you and will re-assess this regularly.
How to start counselling?
Feeling comfortable with my personality, approach and style are important. So I offer a free 20-minute call to discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. We will discuss how we will review progress towards your goals and plan a number of sessions. This is also your opportunity to ask me any questions you may have.
It’s important that you and your counsellor establish a good relationship that allows you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings. Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways at the start. However, with the help and support of your counsellor, you gradually start to feel better.