I’m here to listen and support you, but also to encourage you. Change really is possible.
Counselling provides a safe, accepting and non judgemental relationship to help you gain insight, self awareness and develop the coping skills you need to manage difficult emotions, relationships, and challenging situations. It is not simply talking about your problems. It is about working towards your goals for the things you can change and accepting the things you can’t change.
In essence, it can help you heal from your past and cope with the storms of life with a greater sense of awareness and self confidence. I work with many issues such as bereavement and loss, abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, domestic abuse, PTSD, relationship issues, stress, anger management and life transitions such as divorce or redundancy. I work with adults on an individual basis.
Our initial session will spend time getting to know each other, what brings you to counselling, and your goals for therapy. Attending an initial assessment does not mean that you are obliged to continue with further counselling sessions. It is an opportunity for you to get a feel for what counselling involves and how it may help you. It is helpful to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have before making a commitment to counselling.
After our initial session, further sessions can be arranged. We will consider your goals for counselling and also focus on self-awareness, understanding the choices we make, making sense of and coming to terms with the struggles in life, becoming responsible for our own lives, clarifying our goals and working in the 'here and now'. We can work together for as long as it is useful for you.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Session fee is £50
How and when
I offer face-to-face, telephone or skype sessions, usually at the same time and day of the week.
Payment is due in full at the time of the session. You may pay with cash or by cheque. Alternatively, you can pay in advance by bank transfer. Please ask for more details.
Late Cancellation and No-Show Policy:
You will be charged the full fee for cancelled or rescheduled sessions with less than 24 hours notice.