Counselling is a form of talking therapy which provides the opportunity to explore any issues within a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment.
Counselling is a therapeutic process that enhances self-awareness and inner compassion throughout the acquisition of greater understanding of how inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked to each other.
Counselling provides a safe space where inner worries, long term difficulties and ongoing issues are disclosed to support people in becoming more connected with their inner needs and desires.
Counselling can be of valuable support in offloading from stress, in establishing goals, in processing individual life experiences, repetitive unhelpful behavioural patterns and difficult feelings.
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. Feeling 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 issues interfering with the quality of living.
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.
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 £70.00 for meeting in person or £65.00 for online counselling.
I offer 20 minutes of initial free phone consultation.