Counselling is a form of talking therapy where inner worries, long term difficulties and on-going issues are disclosed to a Fully Qualified Counsellor.
There are many personal reasons that bring people to counselling. There could be times when life is stressful and communication with others can become difficult. Sometimes separation, bereavement, loss, isolation, worries and sadness can become unmanageable, while at other times dissatisfaction, anger and frustration can lead towards a vicious circle of unhelpful coping mechanisms. Felling anxious and worried over past and future events can become debilitating. The sense of feeling stuck, frozen, numbed, withdraw, panicky and overly anxious could be an indication of past unresolved trauma interfering with the quality of living.
Counselling provides the opportunity to explore any issues within a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space. Counselling can be of valuable support in offloading from stress, in establishing goals, in reviewing individual life experiences as well as enhancing self awareness around repetitive unhelpful behavioural patterns and difficult feelings. Counselling is a therapeutic process that enhance
self-compassion throughout the acquisition of greater understanding of inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Counselling can help people to become more empowered in gaining a better understanding of themselves and the challenges they are facing.
What to expect from a Counsellor
A counsellor is a fully trained professional who acknowledges problems and issues brought to therapy while offering support towards reaching alternative solutions.
The role of the counsellor is to listen attentively and without judgment to the material that emerges during therapy, in order to facilitate inner exploration.
A counsellor accompanies the client in their unique journey towards self-discovery without any pressure or hidden agenda.
Usually a counselling session takes place once a week and lasts 50 minutes. The first meeting aims to clarify what has brought you to counselling and what to expect from this process. At the end of this consultation, a mutual agreement is made between the client and the Counsellor.
In order for counselling to be fully effective the sessions take place once a week. The duration of counselling is mutually agreed and tailored to your individual needs.
I am available for weekly individual, online, face to face contact, Skype, Zoom and telephone counselling for either time limited or open ended work.
I charge £60.00 for a individual sessions although I offer 20 minutes of initial free phone consultation.
I apply concessionary fees to students and to people on benefits.
Online Counselling & telephone sessions also available.
Divorce Support Group
I provide a Divorce Support Group for people who are divorcing, separating or experiencing a brake up of a relationship with a significant other. Sometimes the separation has occurred many years ago and people are still affected by it. Feeling stuck and unable to move on is a very common experience, people who undergo this type of difficulty often feel lost and confused. The Divorce Support Group is an opportunity to break the silence for going through so much pain, and it is a chance to increase self confidence by relating to people who are sharing a similar struggle.
It is a small group of up to 8 people that runs for one-and-a half hours each week at the same time over 10 weeks. Confidentiality is paramount within the group. A first individual consultation meeting is necessary prior to become a member of the group in order to discuss individual goals and expectations.
The overall cost of the group is £380.00 for the whole 10 weeks. Discount is applied when paying for the whole 10 weeks in advance.